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A Puppy's 12 Days of Christmas by Elise Lewis 1997 Part 4 of 4


December 22, 2012
steve

On the tenth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Ten Christmas cards I shoulda mailed

My wreath in nine pieces

Eight tiny reindeer fragments

Seven scraps of wrapping paper

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

Category: Dog Poems

A Puppy's 12 Days of Christmas by Elise Lewis 1997 Part 1 of 4


November 28, 2012
steve

On the first day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

The Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the second day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the third day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

 

Category: Dog Poems

Famous Poets on Dogs


October 8, 2012
steve

Dog Poetry

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who
possessed Beauty without Vanity,

Strength without Insolence,

Courage without Ferocity,
and all the Virtues of Man,

without his Vices.

This Praise, which would be unmeaning
Flattery if inscribed over human
ashes is but a just tribute to the Memory
of Boatswain,a Dog.

Lord Byron

 

Epitaph to a Dog

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Super Dogs


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

How often do we stop to admire the unique qualities of our dogs? On the one hand, they are completely loyal to us and on the other, they put up with all our faults.

In the modern day world, the qualities of our dogs are to be greatly admired, and perhaps we can learn something from them too. Aren’t you amazed at how easily they can relax and not worry about their problems? Even street dogs don’t think about their next meal if they’re full and you can see them relaxing on the pavement though their food supply is far from being set.

Let’s look at what a dog owner has to say about our dogs…..

 

Are You Really the super Being?

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time.
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than an poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no
prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,
THEN, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.
Then, my friend, you are Almost as good as your dog,
Almost, but not quite,
Because besides not having any of your hang-ups and vices,
He would without hesitation, give up his life for you if need be.

Copyright 1976 by Virginia Trendall — Fur’n Feathers

Category: Dog Poems

When puppies are taken


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

It’s not often that we mourn over a puppy. Sure, when a whole lot of them are born together, it’s not unusual for there to be a few fatalities. But what really hurts us is when an accident or disease claims the life of a young pup who has been with us for a while. It’s heartbreaking because we have seen life blossom up so quickly. And what better figure for blossoming life than a puppy?

The poem below tries to explain why this happens….

Dedicated to all our “rosebuds” …..

When God calls little puppies to dwell with Him above,
We humans always question the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache can compare with the loss of one small ‘child’,
Who does so much to make this world seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires – always calling the aged to His fold,
And so He picks a rosebud before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them and so He picks but few;
To make the land of heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult, yet somehow we must try,
For the saddest word that mankind knows will always be “good-bye”.
And so when little pups depart; We, who are left behind,
must realize how much God loves puppies….
For angels are hard to find.

—Author Unkown—

Category: Dog Poems

The qualities of a dog


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

The more one lives with dogs, the more one realizes their amazing qualities. Qualities, which if possessed by a human would raise them to dizzying heights. As Lord Byron recites in the following poem, such praise if bestowed on a human would have to be flattery, but when bestowed on a dog are fair tribute.

I believe it has mostly to do with ego. A dog doesn’t connive and scheme at any level, and so there is very little scope for malice. Premeditated thought is what corrupts the noblest ideals of man, and it is precisely the lack of this that makes our dogs so appealing.

EPITAPH TO A DOG

Near this spot Are deposited the Remains
Of one Who Possessed Beauty
Without Vanity,Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man
Without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning
flattery If inscribed over Human Ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the
Memory of “Boatswain,” a Dog
Who was born at Newfoundland,
May, 1803,
And died at Newstead Abbey
Nov. 18, 1808.

— Lord Byron —

Category: Dog Poems

The Sniffing Basset Hound


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

The Basset Hound has an amazing sense of smell. Second only the Blood Hound in this regard, they were initially bred for hunting Rabbits. Their long ears are often the subject of much comment!

Their noses mean that they respond exceptionally well to all promises of food while training. Here is a poem about their amazing sense of smell….. 

 

The saggy baggy Basset Hound
has ears that nearly touch the ground
with mournful eyes and wrinkled skin
that hangs below his droopy chin

But Basset has a clever snout
His nose will always sniff you out
With this amazing nasal asset
nothing an get past the Basset

 

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