Pick Me!


This poem doesn’t follow a smooth pattern. May need some work…

Mom and Dad took little Sue to see the little pups.

They nibbled at her toes and hair, those silly little pups.

Sleek and clean, their breeder’s care, clear in every pup.

They danced and played and showed their best, those happy little pups.

“Pick Me! Pick Me!” They barked with glee, those funny little pups.

Mom had liked the little girl, with white upon her paws.

Dad, he liked the big boy pup with brown along his jaws.

Little Sue, she tried and tried to find the one she’d want.

She looked at every paw and tail, and hugged the little runt.

Yet, none of them, so clean, so sweet filled her full of want.

Finally, they said goodbye to all the little pups

Mom and Dad could not believe they had no little pup.

But Little Sue, she didn’t fret because she really knew

That loving one that steals your heart beats settling for two.

As they left she stared across, a stray stared at her, too.

“He stinks”, Mom said and Dad did too. “Look at that matte of fur”.

The dirt, they said would not come off. Of fleas they were so sure

But little Sue, she stopped their voice with just a little sigh.

“He’s hungry and in need of love. Just listen to his cry”.

“Pick me”, he said with begging eyes. “I need a girl to love.”

They took him home and cleaned him up, that homeless little pup.

They gave him food and lots of love, that silly little pup.

They made his bed, nice and warm, that happy little pup.

They gave him a home and a family to love, that lucky little pup.

And Little Sue, his life he owed, welcomed home her rescued pup.

Please consider adopting your next pet!

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About Kat Reed

I am many things: a wife, a mother, an employee, and a student (CSUB). I write as a hobby and dream of owning a small bookstore with a selection of rare collectible books I will never have the heart to sell, shelves of new and used books, big comfy chairs so my patrons can relax with a cup of coffee or hot tea from the small coffee bar... in the window will be a sign that reads: "The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books" - H.W. Longfellow. Until then, I will continue to write and dream.... View all posts by Kat Reed

One response to “Pick Me!

  • Victoria C. Slotto

    I wanted to click “Like” a hundred times. Our dogs (except for the first, when we didn’t know better) have all been rescues and they do seem to know and return you choice with loyalty and love. Bravo. At the beginning the rythmn and rhyming seemed fine, then I stopped scanning it because I got caught up in the story itself. :0)

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