Monday, August 10, 2015

A Canine Cautionary Tale

The dog who chewed the couch
insisted at first that the sectional had offended God--
and other odd statements,
finally blaming the previous dog, which had died.

Nothing could make the dog admit
that it had worried and bit and torn the fabric
in a manic effort
to find out if any food was hidden inside.

The dog eventually hired a lawyer
in an effort to be coyer,
and declared that he hadn't even been there.
I almost believed him...

...until he started on the chair.
_______

10 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Shay,

I love the ending! :)

Sioux said...

Is Skittles a chewer?

This rolled along, semi-seriously, until the funny ending.

Kerry O'Connor said...

As owner of a 6 month old Great Dane, this scenario is all too familiar! If only the guilty party would not look so innocent when caught in the act.

Mama Zen said...

Stick with your story, Skittles!

Big Snoop

hedgewitch said...

There is a cautionary tale here for more than just canines. ;_)Chinook sez, do not eat the couch becuz u might want to sleep on it later.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Who you gonna believe, Skittles or your own lying eyes?

Fireblossom said...

May I remind everyone that the dog in the poem is a "he" and that Miss Skittles is a girl and therefore never does anything wrong. :-P

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I loved this so much, made me smile.

Blogoratti said...

A brilliant piece and ending. Very nice.

Lynn said...

Ha! Sounds like some personal experience involved here. :)