Sunday, March 7, 2010

First the Dog - For Laika

First the Dog by Zbigniew Herbert : The Poetry Foundation [poem] : Find Poems and Poets. Discover Poetry.

#scfipawty First dog in space - Laika, Nov. 3, 1957. on Twitpic

Dis a beautiful poem dedicated to da pretty doggy Laika, da first Russian Cosmonaut. Da story is bery sad cuz da trainer did love her, but da space capsule didn't include a way to bring her home. Her little body continued to orbit for several months, then she did become a shooting star.
so first the dog honest mongrel
which has never abandoned us
dreaming of earthly lamps and bones
will fall asleep in its whirling kennel
-- Excerpted from First the Dog by Zbigniew Herbert

Remember @BorisKitty's #SciFiPAWTY on March 13th!


  1. My human always cries about Laika. Thanks for honoring her.

  2. I wasn't even born yet when Laika went into space but I know she was a very brave dog! Laika is the reason why I rescue all breeds and not just one particular one :)

  3. Dat was a beautiful post Breeze. I enjoyed meeting Laika. Beautiful Doggie.