My Dog Rover - Maura O'Neill
My Dog Rover
The first time I saw him, he was so very cute,
A small ball of fur, in a black and white suit.
I immediately loved him, and claimed him my own,
With joy in my heart, I took him away home.
In a snug little box, close by the fire,
He cuddled each night, with a small teddybear.
When he wet on the floor, I smacked his wee bottom,
A lesson soon learned, and never forgotten.
Soon he was outside where he met Mrs.Cat,
He bounced up to her, but she just sat and spat.
He chased all the birds and they flew away,
So I gave him a ball, and he was happy all day.
When he was older, we strolled to the well,
When he saw his reflection oh! how he did yell,
He next met a frog, who just hopped away,
Why does no one want to join him in play?
Now he is fullgrown, and has learned some new tricks,
He goes to the shed, and brings in the sticks.
He places them neatly on the floor at my feet,
And looks at me hopefully until I give him a treat.
As a guard dog, he is brilliant, out on his own,
He even alerts me to answer the phone.
Without my dog ROVER I would surely be lost,
Of all else around me, I love him the most.