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MY DOG WALKING ME

 My Dog Walking Me

Out of the door, turn left, then cross
I'll lead us on, cause I'm the boss.

Let me see, it looks as though...
over down this way, oh you must know
it's just beyond the short plateau.

Hey,quit moving like a swivel chair
don't you see, it's quite unfair
you've twisted the leash to a sudden stop...
and made me do a belly flop!

Listen up don't push, don't pull. 
Remember when I made the rule?
So take it easy not fast not slow. 
Straight, quick right, then forward, Go!

Yes, I see that pug nose clout 
coming close to check me out.
But just for now some quick short smell
In places that we dogs can tell
You'd rather not talk about   

O.K. let's go, no time to shmooze
Its them or me, you must now choose
Cause there are places to explore 
The trees and grass are right next door
and lots of spots I've smelled before.

It's time to stop, ahh that feels fine.
There'll be lots more, on down the line.

I love all this roaming round,
and look at all the stuff I've found.
The weekend's gone the parks new spaces
are full of many special places. 

And as I waddle and roam around 
I sense the earlier festive sound

...has all I like to see, hear and smell.
I think its great, oh, can't you tell?

I'm happy but it's time to go
back home to snooze, relax -although;
perhaps tomorrow, I'll not complain,
I get to do it all again.

CAK  6-20-2012

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  1. Date: 2/20/2014 12:29:00 PM

    As a dog lover and parent, I totally identified with this piece. Sammy, our cocker spaniel, is difficult on a leash, but Bilbo, our boxer, aside from pulling me along sometimes, does very well on his leash. Great write, Allan; enjoyed it immensely :)

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