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Funny Poem a Day: Dog Poem by Liz Brownlee

Here’s my favourite dog in the bluebells! And a poem below all about different types of dogs. See how many breeds you can guess! Do you have one of them?

 

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…

 

There’s huge hairy mountains

with stalactite drool,

that plunge into rivers

and puddles and pools,

 

that shake after bathing

in whirlwinds of fur,

and send all their loose skin

a-whizz and a-whirr,

 

or flollopy-lollops,

the smell connoisseurs,

with excess of ear

a-flap and a-blur,

 

the low-slung torpedoes

with bright, soulful eyes,

full of courage and heart

though half a dog high,

 

the dependable dogs

with table-clear tails,

big snacketites

and loyal without fail,

 

the bundles of feisty

all tumbles and rolls,

all-go dog dynamoes

that disappear down holes,

 

the elegant racers

with elongate faces,

who are mostly asleep

when not having chases,

 

the crosses with charm

and oodles of cutes,

bright as round buttons

in curled or wool suits,

 

the broad faced with jowls

and shoulders of bulk,

the gentle of nature

belied by their hulk,

 

the obedient workers,

intelligence furred,

their unquenchable aim

to round up and herd,

 

all small dogs and big dogs

the smooth, silky, rough

the plain, spots, and brindles

the meek and the tough

 

pet dogs and work dogs

a champ or rescue;

the thing they’ve in common

is they all love you.

 

© Liz Brownlee

 

Write a poem about your dream pet – it doesn’t need to be a real animal, it could be a unicorn, or a phoenix, or another magical creature with amazing abilities. Or it could be he pet you’ve always wanted. What’s the best thing about them, and the worst? How do they feel, look, sound, smell?

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Funny Poem a Day: Don’t Wanna, by Roger Stevens

Lola has an amazing range of facial expressions – I had no idea before getting a dog that they really do have very expressive faces. Lola always gets her point across, whatever her feelings. As you can see above – this expression means, I don’t wanna wear a BOW! Or possibly, I am NOT being seen in public like this! Needless to say she has not been in a bow since.

Today’s poem is by lovely Roger Stevens, it comes from his and Brian Moses’ book The Waggiest Tails, Otter-Barry, which is full to the brim with lovely dog poems, written by dogs. There is even one by Lola about Lola in there. Thank you, Roger!

 

Don’t Wanna

 

I don’t wanna go to bed

don’t wanna get up

don’t wanna stop chewing

that smelly sock

I don’t wanna stay

I don’t wanna come

don’t wanna stop chasing

the shadows in the sun

I don’t wanna be quiet

I just wanna bark

don’t wanna stop chasing

the ducks in the park

don’t wanna walk quietly

don’t wanna walk to heel

and if you were a puppy

you’d know how I feel

 

© Roger Stevens