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The Ballad of Darcy and Ronan

The Ballad of Darcy and Ronan


Darcy is my dog and Ronan is my cat

Darcy is a rescue so I don’t know exactly what breed she is

She looks like a mix of border collie and retriever

But she’s a total diva

Tell her she’s beautiful and she’ll love you forever


Ronan is a black-and-white medium-hair cat

As he is a rescue like Darcy I don’t know what breed he is

He’s also pretty fat now

But he is cute and he will only sit on half of your lap


Ronan came to me on a cold winters’ day

Tired of hanging out with the feral cats

He ran into my apartment and curled up on my sofa

I couldn’t be mean and toss him out

So I let him stay

Checked around to see if anyone claimed him

But no collar or microchip he became mine

I gave him a cool name

But he’s more of a klutz

As just this morning he ran headlong into the garbage can

(by the way, he’s fine)


Darcy came to me through my friend

Who called me up one day to ask

“You know how you’re thinking about getting a dog?”

I told her I was still thinking about it

Then she told me of the two dogs she’d found on the side of the road

I told her to bring them by so we could put our heads together over them

When she pulled up with them

I told her she could have warned me

They were beyond cute

I took Darcy and we found a home for the other dog


Now I had never had a dog so I really didn’t know what to do

I should have stuck with training classes but alas I didn’t

Darcy grew fearful and anxious

Which in turn made her bark at everything

But I found an angel of a trainer

And for almost two years’ worth of Saturdays

She trained both Darcy and me


Darcy still doesn’t like other dogs very much

As she thinks if they bark at her

They need to be barked back down into silence

She likes most people as long as they don’t crowd her

Or ignore me

And be sure to tell her she’s beautiful


Both Darcy and Ronan cuddle with me every day

Both of them have to have belly rubs every day

They sleep with me on the bed

And I wouldn’t have it any other way

Darcy is always happy to see me come home

While Ronan will always meow his welcome

(though in reality he’s just telling me his dish is empty)


I don’t think I was in need of rescue

But I’m glad I rescued both of them

And I will always have rescues

When the time comes again for rescue

I’m sure the Universe will have me rescue a dog and cat

Without having to go to a shelter

For although I always plan to go to a shelter to rescue

The Universe always saves me this step


But I hope that day is long into the future

For Darcy and Ronan are entering middle-age for pets

Like I am for humans

I hope to take them on the road someday with me

But for now, we’ll just take things one day at a time