Stephen Katona

Silver Star - 4,118 Points (26th November 1970 / Manchester, UK)

A Real Sheep-Dog - Poem by Stephen Katona

My name is 'pet',
And I surprised my vet.
When he saw a ewe,
Jump like a kangeroo.
He said, “This is the only sheep
To skip, dance and leap.”

Now the reason I'm so jolly,
Is I was brought up like a collie.
My sisters and brothers are white and black,
And I grew up as one of their pack.
I can hear some of you chuckling,
But I'm no ugly duckling,
Because as you can see,
I am who I want to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals

Poet's Notes about The Poem

In Ullapool in Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands Mairi McKenzie brought up a sheep called 'Pet' with her collie dogs. There is a wonderful youtube video of Pet jumping around with her canine siblings. This poem tells her tale from Pet's point of view.

Comments about A Real Sheep-Dog by Stephen Katona

  • Diane Hine (3/28/2015 9:37:00 PM)

    Carnivore - herbivore, but there's less difference between them than we think. Nice tale. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (3/23/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Enjoyed reading about this sheep that could 'skip, dance and leap'! Interesting Stephen! (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (3/18/2015 10:52:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful write with great rhyming and delightful charm! (Report) Reply

    Stephen Katona (3/19/2015 3:35:00 AM)

    Thank you Hazel.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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