09-01-07, 09:03 PM #1
Poem about a Yellow Dog??
I have been trying for years to find a copy of a poem abut a Yellow Dog who never won a prize.
It is a poignant tale narrated by a little boy who owns a mutt. He has been to a dog show and seen all sorts of thoroughbreds competing for prizes. He talks about a little yellow dog he knows who never won a prize, but is the dog he considers a more loyal and more wonderful dog than any of the thoroughbreds.
When I was a little boy, my father financed & ran a Plain Dog Show. He made up categories so that every child got a blue first prize ribbon for his dog. There were prizes for the dog with the longest tail, the dog with the shortest tail, the one with the biggest ears, the dog with the most spots, the blackest dog, the yellowest dog, et cetera. Each ribbon had “Prize for Best Dog” printed on it, and no dog failed to get a Blue Ribbon.
The flyers advertising the show included the poem. My father died almost 50 years ago. I have only fond memories of him. A copy of the poem would have sentimental value to me.
As much as I loved my father, I never allowed myself to be sad about his death. One of the many pieces of good advice he gave me was:Do not be sad because it is over. Be happy because it happened.
09-01-07, 09:32 PM #2
Old Yorkshire Dog Poem
The dogs all had a meeting,
They came from near and far.
Some came by public transport,
Some even came by car.
But before they were allowed
To enter in the hall,
Each had to hang his Butt hole
On a hook upon the wall.
They all got nicely seated,
Each mother, son and sire.
When a dirty little yellow dog,
Began to holler, 'FIRE'!
They all jumped up together,
They had no time to look.
And each grabbed at random,
A butt hole from a hook.
This got their butt holes all mixed up,
And made them very sore.
To wear another butt hole,
They hadn't worn before.
And that's the reason why a dog,
Will even leave a bone,
To smell another butt hole,
In the hope to find his own.
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09-03-07, 05:30 PM #3
I don't know if that's the one he was looking for, but it's really cute. Thanks!
I love "legends dogs tell each other." On one of Jim Henson's briefly-run shows, a dog does that thing dogs do, walking in a tight circle a couple of times before settling down. He recites a poem:
Before you sleep, turn twice around,
Or else you'll end up in the pound.
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