The Canine Collection of Poems

The Life of a Pup

This morning I woke up and kissed my Dad's head , Peed on the carpet and went back to bed. The life of a pup, oh my, this is great! Then thought about breakfast, I hope I'm not late.

Mom took me outside, we walked for awhile
This never fails to make my mom smile.
I sniffed everything, that we did pass.
I ate something weird - it gave me gas.

I'm sure God loves me, I know that it's true.
He gave me so many great people things to chew.
Rugs, plants, rocks ...I really don't care.
What I truly like best is Dad's underwear.

That obedience book was sort of yummy.
Though it didn't sit well on my poor puppy tummy.
I threw up a bit, but that was alright.
When Mom saw it later, I was well out of sight.

I made streamers of t.p. while running full speed.
Mom is pretty quick but I was still in the lead.
I flew under the bed and Mom flew past.
She stopped, shook her head and breathed "You're too fast."

Mama later phoned Daddy and said it was frightening.
That afternoon she was sure I'd pooped lightning.
She sat at the computer while I chewed the cord,
She thought I was mad, but I was just bored.

When Mom had enough, couldn't take anymore,
That's when my tushy got shoved out the door.
I love it inside, but outside is best.
Laid in the cool grass, and had a good rest.

That didn't last long, there was too much to do ---
I can't remember where I hid Daddy's shoe?
I found an old bone, and scratched at a flea,
I watched the dumb squirrels as they jumped in a tree.

I barked at the kids, when they got off the bus.
I can't figure out why this makes Mama fuss.
I barked at a neighbor, I barked at the wind.
I barked and I barked until Mom yelled "Come in!"

The sun dipped in the west -- soon Dad would come!
I sure love my Daddy, we always have fun.
I barked at my Daddy, then turned on my charms,
I woo-wooed "hello", then jumped in his arms.

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

Mom found her purse - the one I abused.
Dad let loose a chuckle. Mom asked him, "Amused??"
I cowered down low, I must be in trouble.
Dad said, "Wasn't MY boy, it must be his double."

Mom turned off the TV and said "time for bed"
Dad said "Let's go boy" and patted my head.
I got in my spot, between Mom and Dad,
thought about my day, and what fun I had had.

Mama kicked out my bone from the covers below,
Then let loose a sigh --- a sigh deep and low.
She gave me a kiss, and snuggled me tight,
and whispered so softly, "My darling, goodnight".

- Author Unknown

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