"Voof! Voof!" barks the German Shepherd,
Otto, peering at the online heart,
Tilting his head and spiraling his tail.
(Could he really be that smart?)
Valentine's Day, this brainy canine
Always trots for the urgent mail,
Knowing his lovely human companion
Waits excitedly for the holy grail.
None this year, Otto sees,
Opening the box, finding no letter;
She--his lifelong friend of friends--
She is downcast, like a losing bettor.
"Voof, voof!" He understands--
Online heart's the way of today;
Pulls his lady to the screen,
Where she reads this roundelay.