Dogs in Our Lives

A few months ago, Jason Travis and Troy Stains produced a film for The Bitter Southerner about an Atlanta artist named Kyle Brooks. What we discovered was not just a self-described “country talking, long-beard, storytelling man,” but also a genuinely wonderful human being with a ridiculously infectious optimism. So let’s start this Sunday with a poem and a couple of drawings from Kyle about the relationships we have with our four-legged buddies.



we all got dogs

dogs in our lives

somes got one and somes got fives

its best to work hard, and say thanks and please

and its best to get a dog that has no fleas.

my dog is small and shakes a lot

but dont hold it against her, shes all i got

so we all got dogs

dogs all around

terrier, poodle or a long snouted hound



Today on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, tell us about the hounds in your life. Show us photos. Draw a picture or write a poem like BlackCatTips. Just remember to tag The Bitter Southerner and use our hashtag #BSGotDogs.