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A Dogs Life

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A Dogs Life

It really is quite tiring, lying in the sun,
looking out for danger, protecting everyone,

All the time pretending that I don't even care
I'm sniffing out the undergrowth, to see what's lurking there,

Chasing after next door's cat can be extremely funny,
but I much prefer to find a patch of warm grass when it's sunny,

I sleep with one eye open, I am constantly on guard,
while noisy human puppies go careering round the yard,

Sometimes I'll do a trick or two, to keep my humans happy,
but when it comes to dinner time they better make it snappy!

I know it's just a dogs life, but I say, without conceit,
there's more to being man's best friend than to play or sleep or eat!




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  1. Date: 6/8/2010 5:11:00 PM
    wow so charming& so true! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 8:45:00 AM
    A grat insightful personification June.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 8:08:00 AM
    I like the interpretation from the dog's perspective. Great write. I really liked your poem "The Garden". Particularly nice for this time of year. Congrats on having it featured this week. Dan C

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 7:39:00 AM
    Loved your view of a dog's life, June! And it isn't really bad!!! Thank you for sharing your poem with us and thank you for your comments...Have anice week..Gert

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 5:44:00 PM
    I read your thoughts on a dog's life