Author: Joan Cimaglia
Have you ever wondered what your dog would be like as a human? In this story poem about a Cockapoo named Daisy, the proud owner does just that as she imagines her doggy “frolicking through life sans floppy ears and fur”. Sharing this notion with Daisy, the owner lets her know the world is her oyster and the sky is the limit, while she envisions Daisy making her mark in life as the model person with the most admirable attributes. Daisy is nothing less than beautiful, intelligent, capable, educated, talented, accomplished, popular, and more. But then the story takes a poignant turn as the owner reflects on the loving personality of the dog and the boundless joy she has brought to her life. Realizing what she would miss if Daisy were actually living the grandiose life that she had imagined brings a change of heart and an appreciation for reality. On second thought, she’ll keep her darling Cockapoo just the way she is.
Joan has worked for over thirty years for Corporate America but enjoys writing about fantasy and fiction in her spare time. She loves reading, nature, poetry, the ballet, cooking long walks, her surrogate Cockapoo Daisy, and the sense of ridiculous. Her stories and poems are inspired by the simple beauty of her natural surroundings and the subtle humor found in everyday living. Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently resides in Delaware Township, NJ, with her longtime partner and love of her life, Robert.