Treasure Island

Kevin Crinks

(Hanham, Gloucestershire)

Dog, Actually


Don't waste your time calling my name
I'm far too busy to play your game
I'm sniffing a dog's bum and it's doing the same
Cos I'm a dog: and that's what dogs do

I'm very excited when it's time for my walk
The peg where my lead hangs I watch like a hawk
I'd shout 'Take me walkies! ' if only I'd talk
Cos I'm a dog: and that's what dogs do

I run down the garden chasing after my ball
I leap on my hind legs so I look rather tall
When food's being offered I'll respond to your call
Cos I'm a dog: and that's what dogs do

I'm quite young and active and love to play
And when evening comes by the fire I'll lay
I'd like to sleep on a bed but in my basket I'll stay
Cos I'm a dog: and that's what dogs do

I'm a big labrador and my friends call me Billy
I'm soft and I'm gentle and just a bit silly
When I'm not eating biscuits I'm licking my... paws
Cos I'm a dog: and that's what dogs do

Submitted: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Edited: Saturday, July 19, 2008

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  • Bill Thomas (7/19/2008 10:55:00 AM)

    Fun! ! Dogs have it in them to be themselves despite what their humans want (shameless plug, sorry, for my 'Good Dog, Bad Dog'poem could appear here) . Keep it up, Kevin - your sense of rhythm & of fun will take you places... (Report) Reply

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