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."

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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