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by Mel Wade

 

PUPPY POEM
by Sunny D. Wade

I have been to busy to write so my new puppy,
Sunny Delight Wade wrote a poem.

You made me so glad when you answered the ad
For a Sheltie just twenty weeks old.
I was still as a mouse when you came to my house
To see the last pup to be  sold.

I slept in your arms , (just  one of my charms)
Rolled over for belly rubs too.
I seemed like a  "steal"  as I  helped seal the deal
And fastened the "hook"  into  you.

My first  name  was "Honey", though  you named me 'Sunny'
' Til we traveled   a little too far
This  sweet little pet, had a stomach upset
 Now "Barfy's" my name in the car.

I have a "white collar"  so you paid top dollar
But I'm really a "Carpenter " pup.
(I do odd jobs for you  around the house too)
As you gingerly tidy  it up.

Now  I'm pretty well trained, though the carpet is stained
And you're constantly changing my name.
Whether I like it or not, you keep calling me "Spot".
Do you think it will add to my fame? 

You borrowed a crate for me that was great
''Til I chewed off the paint on its   floor
You purchased another  and I thought, Oh brother
When will I get to chew more?

You considered it rude when the carpet I chewed
And everything under my paws
Including a ball, and some sox in the hall
And now you are calling me "Jaws".

At first I was coy, and showed little joy
As  I   froze with " all fours " on the  floor
You would think I had married, for I had to be carried
'Cross the threshold  each time through the door.

This  lasted a week, as I soon  learned to sneak
Out the door to a place called "the park ".
You seemed a bit tense as I squeezed through the fence,
And I suddenly learned how  to bark.

You chased me for hours  through  neighborhood flowers
And when I was pooped it was over.
You wished I were tame, found me a new name-
Something that sounded like "Rover".

With all these good tricks,  (and I kiss without licks)
I certainly give you the right
To give me at  last  when my puppy hood's past
My real name of Sunny Delight!

12/08/99 by Sunny D. Wade

 

Reprinted here with the kind permission of the author Mel Wade -   December 8, 1999

 

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