6th Annual Pet Haiku Contest Submissions

Here is a full listing of the 2018 pet haiku entries

2018 Pet Haiku Winners

4th Annual Pet Haiku Winner - Editor's Choice

The 2018 Winner:

You: I hope she knew

Her: Yes, I did and do know

I had a great life.

Karen C.

4th Annual Pet Haiku Winner - Reader's Choice

The 2018 Winner:

first rule of bite club:

silence—remove the squeaker

from the plush dog toy

Emily P.

2018 Honorable Mention


From a tiger line

Purring companion with claws

Still biting your hand

Justin G

With bright shining eyes,

Cold noses, tongues that will kiss

Have you felt such bliss?

Cathi R

Ears parted to hear

Alert to slightest movement

Patiently waiting

Karen W

2018 Youth Honorable Mention

My Pluff is so white

He sometimes frolics outside.

Then he plops down. Sleep.

Tate, age 14

Back to the Bugs!

Listen to them all

They don’t have to go to school

Crickets are lucky!

Grayson, Age 8


Hawks soaring with fish

Swooping their talons at fish

Feeding their babies

Dane, Age 8

2018 Complete List of Entries

cats are not my friends
haiku rhyme they always win
grumble grumble grrr

Stanley/Aylish F

Oh to be a hound
Squeaky toys R all around
Master’s voice…Happy

Stanley/Aylish F

Boxer wiggle butt

Makes us all laugh like crazy

Hyper as can be

Nicole C

He stole my pizza

my dog thinks he is funny

tasty calories

Nicole C

Boxers and jeep rides.

Head out the window with drool.

Someone wash my jeep.

Nicole C

Sadie is now well.

You’ve given her a new life.

Thank you to Coastal!

Jim W

No other so true

Soft gaze, devoted to you

Always by your side

Amy S

What is wrong with you?

Why aren’t you giving me treats?

Give. Me. Some. Treats. Now.

Tasha H

I await thine leave.

From the waste basket, eat I.

Guilt reveals mine crime.

Erin W

Intently focused

A shadow, a reflection

What do you see there?

Karen W

Ears parted to hear

Alert to slightest movement

Patiently waiting

Karen W

Complete abandon

Focused on present moment

No worries or fears

Karen W

The front door bell rings…
Are they here to kill us all?
Bark Bark Woof Woof Growl!

Marjory L

just when you thought I

could not sleep closer to you

you were wrong again


Emily P

for you I’ll create

artistic works of poo, since

you save them in bags

Emily P

Undying friendship

Always easily attained

Says the one with treats

Morgan D

Dogs can be stinkers.
Barley farts on me daily.
Boy do I love him.

Megan N

Dog in surgery.

Sitting still not an option.

She will be alright.

Aad G

Back she is thank dog.

Minus one tooth and one wart.

Thankful as a fart.  🙂

Aad G

Bearded Dragon Sleeps

On His Favorite Warm Hammock

Soaking in some rays

Erin A

Hairless Guinea Pig

Popcorning around her cage

Wants to eat some hay

Erin A

California King

Slithering around his tank

Looking for a mouse

Erin A

Lazy old black lab

Lays in front of the A/C

Living his best life

Erin A

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2018 Youth Entries

Sunshine, food, pets, love.

Watch me tear your couch to shreds.

Treat = best friends!

Tate, age 14

The Panda

I am a white bear

I love bamboo sticks

Luke, Age 8

A Gray Wolf

The wolf is hungry

The wolf eats sheep, yummy

The wolf goes to sleep

Charlotte, Age 8

The Horse 

The horse likes to sleep

The horse likes to run, run, run

The horse loves his friends

Riley, Age 8


There are many whales

Whales live all over the globe

Whales are big mammals

Wyatt, Age 8

The Cat 

I’m an orange cat

I like to play and have fun

And meow all day

Rylie, Age 8


Dogs are super fast

Dogs have a good sense of smell

They are really cute

Addy, Age 8


Dolphins like to swim

Dolphins saw fish, ate fish

Dolphins went to sleep

Geneva, Age 8

Bearded Dragons

Bearded dragon time

Bearded dragons love crickets

Bearded dragon fast

Casey, Age 8

The Life of a Horse

My horse likes apples

His long tail is beautiful

His name is Raven



Dogs are fast and slow

Dogs sometimes bark at nothing

Dogs sniff other butts

Victor, Age 9

A Baby Wolf

The wolf catches food

The wolf takes a big journey

The wolf falls asleep

Jordy, Age 8


Monkeys like to eat

A monkey eats bananas

Monkeys make loud sounds

Sloane, Age 8

The Cheetah

The cheetah is fast

The cheetah catches its prey

The cheetah has spots

Nate, Age 8

The Dog 

The dogs licks the bone

Dog takes walks in the morning

The dog loves to eat

Finnean, Age 9

The Wolf

The wolf hunts for food

The wolf howls at the full moon

The wolf runs away

Evie, Age 8

The Bunny

I eat vegetables

I hop around the garden

I sleep next to mom

Giselle, Age 8

The Monkey

They eat bananas

They are awesome animals

They are really cool

Matthew, Age 8

Cheetah Town 

Cheetah have black spots

Cheetahs get tired, sleep time

Cheetahs run faster

Seth, Age 8

The Bear in the Water

The bear eats a lot

The bear is playing today

The bear eats fish.

Ryder, Age 8

Looking for more? Find submissions from previous years here: 20172016 Pet Haiku Submissions

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