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I Just Can Not Win

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I Just Can Not Win

There was a day, oh so clear… I took my newly trained dog for a walk.
Just as I left the house… a rabbit came by, and yes, we were off.
My dog took off quite fast… as he ran the rabbit under a car.
Yep, you guessed… I just can’t win… but I’m still alive, so far…

Then a squirrel crossed the street… for in a tree, to hide.
Clearly we had to follow… as cars swerved to miss us in their ride
I was very grateful that day… to find every thing still intact.
Yep, you guessed… I just can’t win…as a friend, helped us from a limb, well cracked.

Next the mailman rounded the bend… in his small-motorized truck
I sure am glad he got away… but again, me… not so much.
I can attest to my dog’s health… As we ran a mile in record time…
Yep, you guessed… I just can’t win… as a fire truck came roaring by.

Now don’t you worry so very much… we survived, yet, again?
And as all settled down, I was so glad… till the rain came rumbling in.
Since lightening and thunder scare him so… we made it home, in record time.
Yep, you guessed… I just can’t win… as from under the door I climbed.

The dinner table had been set… as I hurried from the door.
Dinner will be late; I have to explain… as I now cleared it from the floor.
A walk always develops an appetite… I mused, as I began to explain doggy house laws.
Yep, you guessed it… I just can’t win…  as the turkey lay between his paws.

The trainer assured me my dog’s well trained… though with a small attention span
Training’s gone well, he said, again… though he looked like a crazed stuntman.
Yep, you guessed it… He couldn’t win…as he gave me, my money back 
A little chagrinned… he sent me on my way, with several tons of luck.

There’ll probably be another moment or two… with my beloved Great Dane.
But that’s to be expected… from a 100 lb puppy that’s almost potty trained
Yep, you guessed… I just can’t win... But Don’t Worry, we’re doing well… 
OOOPS, the doorbell rang… here we go again, for another time…

But know, eventually he will grow up… and by then we’ll be just fine…

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 8:13:00 AM
    Good Lord Carol, talk about keeping busy!!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 11:08:00 AM
    Yes, how could I forget this one that I saw a time ago, so much like my ballad I once wrote for my bad dog Ollyver!! Awesome one and congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Carol love xx

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 3:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem - thanks for the nice contest. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Carol, , CONGRATULATIONS :-) ON YOUR XOOL WINNING pet poem.. always~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:01:00 PM
    thanks 4 the support~LUV~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:44:00 PM
    Yep, you guessed… you win every time with your great story telling poems! Absolutely loved your stuff Miss Carol... will read lots more! LOve you a bunch, Jack xox

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 4:12:00 PM
    I loved this Carol. Being an animal lover with several pets of my own I can identify. This one really made me smile. Sorry I haven't been around for awhile. Puter is doing really mean things to me and taking all the joy out of using it. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Thats quite a tale and a fun read. This might seem a bit extreme to some but as an owner of a Jack Russell Terrier I can tell all that it is not nearly as extreme as one might think. My dog isn't all that big but just as hyper. Busy Bonz are our best friends. TLee

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Humor always brightens the day. A lovely read. Best of luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Nice one, my son has just finsished house training his German Shepard, I have lost my carpet cleaner to him over the months but its all sorted now. Enjoyed this piece very much xx Thanks for you lovely comments on my work it does meea a lot to me xx

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 5:05:00 PM
    I suppose it's not so bad when you share your troubles in a humorous way. And that poem made me smile. Ken

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 8:31:00 PM
    hahaha, your dog is like the one I used to have. Very disobedient. This was a hoot and I loved the part where he had the turkey between his paws! good luck in the contest. yours was imaginative.

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 8:39:00 AM
    I guess it's the dog taking you for a walk Carol, You sure sound as though you've been a few places with your friend, just a pup I gather. Reminds me that life with a dogis an adventure! :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2012 6:40:00 AM
    The sun is shining bright here this morning in Ohio and I am enjoying reading some very interesting and excellent writing. So happy to see yours among the ones I am able to read this fine day before I get busy. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for sharing your poetry with us Carol. Love, Carol