"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Poetry Friday

Mother Doesn't Want a Dog
by Judith Viorst

Mother doesn't want a dog.
Mother says they smell,
And never sit when you say sit,
Or even when you yell.
And when you come home late at night
And there is ice and snow,
You have to go back out because
The dumb dog has to go.
Mother doesn't want a dog.
Mother says they shed,
And always let the strangers in
And bark at friends instead,
And do disgraceful things on rugs,
And track mud on the floor,
And flop upon your bed at night
And snore their doggy snore.
Mother doesn't want a dog.
She's making a mistake.
Because, more than a dog, I think
She will not want this snake.

A couple of years ago, my children discovered the above poem in Eric Carle's Animals, Animals. Shortly thereafter, they started reciting it to me on occasion. We still don't have a dog, but we might if my children presented me with a snake.


  1. What a fun poem and I think many of us can relate to.

  2. A wise decision - perhaps!!!

    A wonderful story from a talented blogger.

    Thank you for sharing.


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