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The Dog Sitter

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The Dog Sitter

I once sat a pet for a good friend
He said "come and take it easy"
The Jacuzzi and food never ends
Just until I get back from Belize

I said " You got it, I'll do it"
I had met Spot, he was cool
But, within an hour I was bit
Pulling him out of the pool

I had just got him into the car
I knew I needed some stitches
The hospital wasn't that far
He started barking in high pitches

I decided to leave him there
So I put him in the back
He fought me like a bear
He was on full attack

Bleeding from both legs now
I rushed back to the car
I turned when I heard a "growl"
There he was wanting to spar

I jumped up on the hood
He circled on around
I climbed up to the roof
To get to higher ground

The neighbor had just pulled up
I saw he was going to bite her
She used her Mace on old Spot
Yelling "are you the new sitter?"

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  1. Date: 9/2/2010 2:00:00 PM
    oh yikes, haha golly that is some dog!! had loads of fun reading this one-- :) wish you the bets in Sharon's contest :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 2:50:00 PM
    haha, you could call this one Dog CALAMITY. Nice catching you again on my way off, Mitch! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 10:27:00 AM
    lol, Mitch, smiles to you and your new sitter,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 9:49:00 AM
    OH! MITCH I LoVE READING U ToDAY. WHAT A SMILE*luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 8:30:00 AM
    Ha....!!! There might be more truth than fiction in this one!! Dogs sometimes don't take to their babysitters very well! Good luck!

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 7:57:00 AM
    lol, cute one , good luck in the contest