A Dog's Mistake Poem by Banjo Paterson

A Dog's Mistake

Rating: 2.6

He had drifted in among us as a straw drifts with the tide,
He was just a wand'ring mongrel from the weary world outside;
He was not aristocratic, being mostly ribs and hair,
With a hint of spaniel parents and a touch of native bear.
He was very poor and humble and content with what he got,
So we fed him bones and biscuits, till he heartened up a lot;
Then he growled and grew aggressive, treating orders with disdain,
Till at last he bit the butcher, which would argue want of brain.

Now the butcher, noble fellow, was a sport beyond belief,
And instead of bringing actions he brought half a shin of beef,
Which he handed on to Fido, who received it as a right
And removed it to the garden, where he buried it at night.

'Twas the means of his undoing, for my wife, who'd stood his friend,
To adopt a slang expression, "went in off the deepest end",
For among the pinks and pansies, the gloxinias and the gorse
He had made an excavation like a graveyard for a horse.

Then we held a consultation which decided on his fate:
'Twas in anger more than sorrow that we led him to the gate,
And we handed him the beef-bone as provision for the day,
Then we opened wide the portal and we told him, "On your way."

Brian Jani 14 June 2014

Super super poem, keep it up

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ur mum 23 May 2022

he is dead

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derpmcderpface 25 November 2019

this is a piece of bullcrap

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derpmcderpface 25 November 2019

this is a piece of crap

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Kayode Are 12 March 2018

Interesting reflection on character exhibited by a dog.

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pp weaners 23 May 2022

i sad to see someone died to deing this

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cakes 23 May 2022

this hurts to see such a piece of

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wankiesss 23 May 2022

lol someone is dead

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doodle 23 May 2022

he is dead he must behaving a hard life

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Jo Muma 26 October 2020

i want to kms cus this poem sucks and gives me a head ache

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