Jodie Watts

With Love From A Lonely Dog

Won't somebody tell me
What it is I've done wrong
Why do I have to stay chained up
and kept away so long?

They seemed so glad to have me
When I came here as a pup
There were so many things that we would do
While I was growing up

The Children said they'd feed me
And brush me every day
The Mistress said she'd never fear
To be alone again

But now the Master 'hasn't time'
The Mistress says I shed
She doesn't want me in the house
Not even to be fed

The Children never walk me
They always say 'not now'
I wish that I could please them
Won't someone show me how?

All I had you see was love
I wish they would explain
Why they said they wanted mine
Then left it on a chain

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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  • Wendy Schmidt (11/8/2012 5:06:00 PM)

    Actually this poem was written by my grandmother, Edith Lassen Johnson, for the Humane Society about 1970. It has been widely used and I'm sure she is happy knowing that so many people love this poem. She was an avid animal lover and we all miss her dearly.

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  • Rem Chortles (11/6/2009 4:25:00 AM)

    Oh this is SO sad! I feel quite chocked reading it as I have known people who have had these dogs, which is horrily sad. My own dog is a happier one than you describe....he is lying on the window sill next to me with the heat from the radiator warming his bum! Can you write a poem for him? He's called Percy and is a black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and he is always happy! ! ! Thank you for your peotry. Rachel

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