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The Fanatical Dog Lover

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The Fanatical Dog Lover

The Fanatical Dog Lover

By Elton Camp

Dog ownership has much to commend
Fido can be a companion and friend

From his master, he will never swerve
Giving love even when it’s not deserved

This isn’t written, canines to condemn
But to rebuke any too devoted to them

Sue is one of those about whom I write
Her several dogs are a shame and a fright

Her husband works to get what they need
She spends far too much buying dog feed

Their veterinary bills are a major expense
It makes her husband wish he were hence

Sue tells him that her dogs are her delight
To begrudge spending on them isn’t right

Plus, she thinks that he shouldn’t care
That the house is rife with dog hair

On their bed, Sue lets the dogs sleep
But poor hubby mustn’t say a peep

And just as she’s done many times before
Sue finds there is room for just one more

For in the classified an ad does say
“To a good home, a dog to give away”

Her husband gives out a disgusted shout
Packs his bags and angrily moves out

Sue says, “To do that there is no excuse.
For one who hates dogs, I have no use.”

Before the poor fellow finally re-wed
He decreed, “No dogs in house or bed!”


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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:50:00 PM

    I think this is the first poem I have both agreed and disagreed with..I have dogs but NOT in the bed....and only two...very cute....:-)

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp Date: 2/27/2013 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I actually like dogs, but not to live in the house. I've seen the fanaticism I describe among family members. Locally, there is a person (nonrelative) who spent $18,000 on a series of operations on her dog--money that she had to borrow--and the dog died. Ridiculous in my opinion. An elderly relative bought a dog and then fell over it and was badly injured. I could multiply the horror stories with which I am personally acquainted. I had dogs growing up and cared a lot for them, but none now, nor do I want another. I realize others may not agree. Elton