A Puppy's Tail
I'm the family treasure, a Christmas gift
to grant the children's wish.
My first time out I stray away
and start rolling in a fish.
I flap my tongue and wag my tail
looking for a hug.
They're less impressed when I start dragging
my butt across the rug.
I'm really smart but get confused...
not sure how some things are.
Especially when told the litter box
is not a cookie jar.
I have lots of things such as bones and towels
that give me constant joy.
But always pout when strictly told
the Cat is not a squeaky toy.
Are Mailmen food? I'm not so sure
if studies have been done?
They're hard to catch, quite fleet of foot
and always prone to run.
I'm tough as nails, the family's rock,
truly a natural wonder.
But I have my limits when storm's persist
and what's the deal with thunder?
Every Thursday without fail
two bald men looking gruff.
These 'garbage men,' these hounds from hell,
they come and steal our stuff.
I sound the alarm but they seem unmoved
taking all I tend to crave.
Then mock me till my shame's complete
by giving me a wave.
I get no thanks and receive no credit
for spilling from the can.
I'm locked away with no justice here,
a victim of the 'man.'
In puppy prison I serve my time,
they're calling me a brat.
But who shows up to make things worse
but that stupid friggin' Cat.
I hate that Cat who stares all day,
always free to roam.
All he does is eat and sleep
while I'm forced to guard the home.
He does make me laugh I must admit,
he may not be too bright.
As he gets befuddled when Humans use
a red dot pointy light.
It could be worse, the job's okay,
I may not be as cute.
But the pay is good with the People kind
and work's a short commute.
When at my end with a life well led...
I will hear the angel's call.
I'll go to heaven and politely ask...
'Please God, return my balls.'
*For those who might be interested. I will be posting my cartoon 'Bob's your Uncle' on my homepage. A new one will appear every second day.
Copyright © David McHattie | Year Posted 2019
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