James Casey

Rookie - 56 Points (11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

The Adoption - Poem by James Casey

She came to us on her own one sunny day
Try and try, she wouldn't go away
Instructions were said, ' Don't feed '
When I got home she was gone indeed

In the morning as I left for work,
There was that lanky ball of fur
Hopping round and round
Acting much like a jerk

Every night, she disappeared
Then every day she came back
We all had little ones then
She was such a mother hen

When I got home, and she was gone
I was told stories of exactly went on
She herded the children to the back
Then made sure they kept off the track

The road in front was a race track of a sort
The straight away was made for the sport
Cars and trucks got up their speed
To power over the hill as they'd proceed

Day after day, year after year she came
Guarded all the children and grew in fame
The perfect babysitter was here and she was free
She would disappear at night to every ones glee

Then one Saturday, I was home, came a knock on the door
' My name is Mavis, I live up the road' That dog over there is mine '
I told the truth, it won't go away we never have fed it on any day
' I know ', she said, ' The dog is starving when she comes home '

' What am I to do ' I asked rubbing my head,
I was shocked then at what the woman then said
'Here is some food, and her collar too '
'It is obvious to me that she belongs with you '

This is a true story about a golden retriever.
Who adopted us in 1966, and will always,
Be part of the family forever more


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a poem written about the greatest dog in the world, She was with us for 19 years. when she passed I cried for a week and constantly looked for her to be there

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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