A Dogs Life Poem by Joseph Anderson

A Dogs Life

Rating: 5.0

In an attempt to lighten up my poem site I offer
this doggeral style ditty about my neighbor's dog-

I used to range those farming fields,
It became my daily habit;
And oft when roaming far and wide,
I'd catch a big fat rabbit.

Every possum, skunk and cat I saw
Were always under siege.
I'd chase them til completely pooped
Then sit and scratch my fleas.

But, then my master moved to town,
Oh! What a dreadful change;
Now, I am tethered to a leash,
No longer can I range.

I cannot run, or bark, or jump
But, in neighbor's yard I poop.
My master, though required by law
Does not own a pooper-scoop.

They call me Rover, though I can't,
That causes me much strife.
At last I've learned why one would say
'I'm leading a dog's life'.

Valerie Dohren 01 April 2012

Wonderful - a real treat to read.

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Adeline Foster 20 April 2012

Giggled all the way through. Have you tried mine - Indebted - Adeline

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Heather Wilson 04 May 2012

That was such a laugh, I am so cheered up now, Rover was such a clever dog to write it, perhaps he had a little help from his neighbour who I know is a brilliant poet.

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Karen Sinclair 08 July 2012

This made me burst out laughing at the first part and then i slipped down in thought at just how much dear rover had lost.....then i giggled again thinking how he visits your garden to deposit little parcels of love..... a wonderful pieve of humour, much required and appreciated.... thanks lots karen

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Robert Beck 01 August 2012

I love your humor of this poem

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A B Faniki 24 September 2019

Well crafted and brilliant. Thanks for sharing

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Ramesh Rai 05 June 2018

A poet means to understand and realize the feeling of every creature. This poem is one of the same. Poet has nicely depicted his emotions. Thanks for sharing. A big 10.

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Connie Yost 09 March 2017

Hi, Joseph, this is such a cute poem. I can relate. I moved into town last year, my cat feels quite miffed since he has to stay in the house.

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Adeline Foster 25 September 2016

Loved the humor, even the second time around. Read mine - The Cat Is Free - Adeline

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Tom Billsborough 28 May 2016

I have cats and they've always had the good sense to use somebody else's garden. This almost had me in tears! Very funny poem.

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