Sometimes inspiration for writing and for art comes from someone very close to us -- a pet. This sketch by Claire G. captures this perfectly. Submit a short piece about your pet via the "Comments" link at the bottom of this post. And, if you have a minute to amble through a great poem, see the poem "Dogs" by published poet Aaron Kramer. It's available for free from The Writer's Almanac, a great website that lets you subscribe to a daily poetry email. This one was published on Tuesday.