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The Doggone Dog Contest

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The Doggone Dog Contest

               My Pet

They say that a pet resembles its master,
but I don't believe that it's true.
       When I walk with my dog, 
he always walks faster.
       When I eat a sandwich, 
my dog eats a shoe.
       My dog often scratches his head with his feet,
but, I use my hands, instead.
       I tend to roll in bed when I sleep.
My dog rolls in anything dead.
    I've never pooped in a clearing, or park;
       I've never chewed on a bone;
When a squirrel climbs a tree, I don't stare up and bark -   
			I'd rather just leave it alone.
But I don't get fed, and watered, and rubbed,
	and I don't get treats when I pee.
And I'm not, as quickly, forgiven and loved,
	when someone gets angry with me.
They say that a pet is just like its master,
but I haven't seen any proof yet.
        Personally, I think that would be a disaster.
Instead, I wish I was more like my pet.

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  1. Date: 9/7/2010 12:48:00 AM
    hahaha I sure do wish that myself sometimes (well way back when we still had a dog) they sure seem to have it easy huh? Enjoyed this poem of yours, sure made me smile --just a typo for "it's" I believe it should be in the possessive form of "its" -- hope this helps :) Wish you the best in the contest :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2010 9:25:00 PM
    love it, good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 9/4/2010 8:22:00 PM
    A wonderful entry to the contest. Good luck, John