Taking care of animals is the best preparation for writing poems. When you write poems, you feed poems language.
I agree. Writing poems is a privilege, as is caring for an animal.
Animals ask little of us. They appreciate our attention to their clean water bowls and soft beds.
Poems want to be noticed, need tending, and desire a quiet place to rest.
Practically, the hungry cat and pacing dog get us out of our poet's chair to pour kibble and grab the leash!
Daily Prompt: Take care of an animal today. This might be your grandchild who wants to play catch, the sparrows who would appreciate a clean birdbath, or your neighbor's dog who hasn't been out for a walk. Use your imagination and take care.