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The Vet

Heard them say that I’m off to the vet
It’s for my annual booster you bet
He is fetching the lead
Here he comes yes indeed
And into the car I do get

I do not like the car very much
Travel sickness I get just a touch
If they take me to far
I’ll be sick in this car
But I just can’t help it as such

We arrive at the vets safe and sound
I drag slowly for this I have found
It’s a waste of time 
Going to the vets is a crime
I’d rather be back in the pound

Now there putting me on the scale
The nurse says I’m as fat as a whale
This is no fun
I just want to run
But alas I must sit on my tail

At last I’m led into that room
I know that it not for a groom
They lift me on the table
For to climb I’m not able
At last I fear it is doom

The vet has moved round behind
That thermometer looks none to kind
He says it won’t hurt
In a manner that’s curt
Now the thermometer they cannot find

Next it’s the jab in the neck
I could bite him but what the heck
It’s all over now
It’s much worse for a cow
As I leave the surgery I wreck

Then just as I’m off to the door
I hear the vet say one thing more
He needs more exercise
To decrease his size
To hell with that that’s for sure

So back in the car to go home
I feel my mouth starting to foam
Then I’m sick on the floor
Someone open the door
In this car I just hate to roam

Now free of the car I need the loo
The fresh green grass will do
As I open my bowel 
The smell is quite fowl
The thermometers there in my pooh

So home again I will take to my chair
Relax and unwind as is fair
Too much stress for today
Just want to sleep and lay
For the exercise I just do not care

So my trip to the vet I’ve relayed
My owner took me and has paid
So leave me in peace
All wrapped up in my fleece
For my sleep has to long been delayed


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  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:40:00 PM

    cute little limerick here., remind me of my daughters cat, Oliver stayed under the bed the whole next day l}

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 8:04:00 AM

    !!!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:49:00 PM

    Perfect! Sounds just like my mini-dauschand (Oliver) except he doesn't get sick he just wants to go home REALLY bad. And, the he is exhausted when we get there. Dogs are funny. I love them!..xx Holly Moore

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:31:00 AM

    so cute. this one inside the mind of a doggie. Loved the potty humor in this. haha.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:45:00 PM

    Hilarious!...A 'tail' of the lost-and-found thermometer told in 12 limericks no less...Good stuff, Owen! - Tim

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 3:49:00 AM

    I do like it ...it makes me laugh mate ... can see the dog, not happy mate, lost thermomitor ? found too late:) great poetry here 1st rate...

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 8:25:00 AM

    This poem of yours friend Owen makes me smile before I sleep. very creative write. thanks for sharing and for stopping by on my poem. Good day always, Hugs, maria

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 2:39:00 PM

    Wonderful personification !! Smiled the whole while....love it !!! It's just tooooo cute.

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:22:00 AM

    I like this, it has a lot of humor and you have a very creative mind. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 4:41:00 PM

    Love this poem and the laughter it gave. Thanks for writing this gem. Hugs and luv, Gail

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 11:08:00 AM

    Hahahahahaa! This is too funny, Owen... I am definitely going to add this to my Favs. List...this is want to keep! I need to come back here more often.. Always, annalise

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 4:38:00 AM

    Thanks for a good laugh!! ...... , Very funny Owen! - I want to believe, you (dog) are glad that day is over. - Have a beautiful Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:10:00 PM

    Sounds like something my dog would say. She does not like anything in her butt! Enjoyed, Owen. A funny one!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 8:58:00 AM

    This is hilarious Owen, this is the biggest and most fun Limerick I have ever read. Great job Owen.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:06:00 PM

    What a fun limerick. I love a journey that's put together so well.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 1:23:00 PM

    Oh my you have just described every visit my 100 lb bull mastiff and I have ever made to the vet. Sooooo funny

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:16:00 AM

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem, Owen! Very entertaining! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 4:28:00 AM

    wow Owen, these just blow one away,,, brilliant....

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 4:18:00 AM

    Very funny tale/tail Owen! (Though I'm not too sure about the thermometer part...) Terry

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 2:01:00 AM

    Cute! What a sweet funny look into a doggie's life! Good job, Owen!