My Christmas Gift to You: Poems by Dogs from ‘Throw the Damn Ball’

Merry, merry and happy, happy. I hope you’re somewhere enjoying a new present or two. I am.

Because I love my readers, I want to give you a little Christmas gift. Here are a few poems from a book the kids and I love called Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs.

Home Sweet Homey
I’m a round mound of bad hound
Sprung from the bowels of the city pound,
A damp, dirty dog underground–
A pit full of bull and yappin’ mutts,
The whinin’ Lab and the poodle who struts,
Bichon who bays and the King Charles who tuts.
Let me tell you, I survived by growl and guile
Until you gave me a reason to smile
By furnishing me with a domicile.
Word.
–Fifty Scent, Washington Heights, New York

Just One More Treat
Just one more treat
I won’t ask again
Just one more treat
And I’ll go to my den

Just one more treat
It’s just a suggestion
Just one more treat
It’s good for digestion

Just one more treat
Perhaps a small bone
Just one more treat
And I’ll leave you alone
–Luna, Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Merry, merry Christmas!

 

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