You captured something special about life with a dog in the family so wonderfully. Sent your haiku to some dog lovers who responded immediately:
Sister — "That’s great, and so true! I laughed aloud!"
Friends whose dog died recently, and who have just committed to a new pup — "Thank you [for sending]. We haven't lost that forever."
Thank you all so much for the wonderful responses! I love this aspect of publishing on tinywords. In other journals, you may never hear from a soul about how your haiku touched them, but here, you get lovely and thoughtful comments, often with haiku. Such a treat!