Poems

POEMS

Here you will find poems about dogs and friendships. Many will make you laugh and some will make you cry and others will make you think about your relationships you have with your dog. The first one is very sad but has been one of my favourtes for years and it holds so much meaning.

Do I Go Home Today?

My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.
… I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them – all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold the leash, I’m very proud to say.
These are the things I’ll not forget – a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter-without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn’t know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chew the bedroom rug.
They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.
This I did not understand, although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn’t time.
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely, in the backyard, on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarassed to say why,
They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.
If I’d only had some classes, as a little pup.
I wouldn’t have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
“You only have one day left.” I heard the worker say.
Does that mean I have a second chance?
Do I go Home today?

THE LIFE OF A PUPPY

This morning I woke up and kissed my dad’s hand.
I Peed on the carpet ,then went back to bed.
Mom took me outside, we walked for a while
This never fails to make mom smile.
I sniffed at everything, that we did pass
I ate something weird – it gave me gas.

I’m sure God loves me, I know that is true
He gave me so many things to chew
Rugs, pants or rocks, I really don’t care
what I truly like best is dads underwear.

The obediece book, was sort of yummy
but it didn’t sit well in my puppy tummy
I threw up a bit but that was alright
by the time mom found it I was well out of sight.

When mom had enough, couldn’t take anymore
Thats when my tushy got shoved out the door.
I love it inside but outside is best
Lay in the cool grass and have a good rest.

I barked at the neighbors, I barked at the wind
I barked and barked untill mom said come in.

Sitting under the table, it’s so hard to wait
Daddy slipped me a goodie right off his plate
I raced through the house and scattered my toys
Jumped off the furniture and made lots of noise.

Mom turned off the TV and said “Time for Bed”
Dad said “Lets go boy” an patted my head
I got in my spot, between mom and dad
I thought about my day and all the fun I had.

WHY OWN A DOG?

Why own a dog? There’s a danger you know
You can’t just own just one, for the craving will grow.

So how about another? Would you really dare?
They’re really quite easy but, Oh Lord the hair.
With dogs on the sofa, and dogs on the bed
and footprints on the floor, its no bother you said.

They’re really no trouble, their manners are great
Whats one dog without a playmate.
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty
and for heaven sakes the furniture dusty.

God, Winters a hassel, the dogs hate it too
They have to go out, what can we do…
Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout, at the dogs
on the sofa who refuse to go out.

His look says your special and you know that you will
Keep all your companions in spite of the bill.

We all spoil our dogs, with love, treats and feed
They are all so loving, careing and fill a great need.