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LindsayP
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       My friend Rozzie

Years ago when I was young
From the town where I came from,
A good friend gave Mum a little dog,
A cross between a mini' foxie & a pom.

She was such a lovely little dog
And smart as smart can be,
She chased foxes from their dens
And possums up their tree.

Fifty years have passed since then
So I thought I'd get another dog the same,
After three months watching trading post,
At last on the right advert I came.

One was advertised down at Ardeer
And the story goes as follows,
I went down and bought the pup
For the sum of one hundred dollars.

It's the best hundred dollars I've ever spent
And the main reason is because,
She's as smart as any dog could be
And for a name we called her Rozz.

Recently she proved her worth
With the tenacity of Mrs Thatcher,
She sprang upon an escaping rat
And became a dedicated rat catcher.

She is so extremely quick to learn
When you see her attributes unfurled
She can count and play and say g'day
And we wouldn't swap her for the world.
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Alison
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1 posted 03-09-2008 11:01 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Lindsay,

This is heart-warming.  I love when people appreciate the animals who own them.  Sounds like a great partnership.

Alison
Robert E. Jordan
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LindsayP,

Yes, I like this one.  I have a dog, and she's a sweetheart and all that.  However, she is--well--dumb.  But that's okay, she takes me for a walk in the hood three times a day.

She couldn't deal with a rat to save her life.

Bobby
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Lovely read.
Marchmadness
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I think people who love animals have more to give to other people too. I think as we get older pets help to make life worth living and sometimes keep us around longer.
                                  Ida
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Hi Lindsay, say hello to Rozz for me, enjoyed the read my friend, hot hey, too hot for me, tennis today and still sweating. Have a great day and take care.

Rick
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LP, I agree with you that Rozz is a keeper! She quite a character ~ just like the patriarch of the family!

Love 'n smiles,
Linda
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Lindsay...Great write, brought a smile to my face. Take good care of Rozz and she will be your friend for life...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
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I always loved animals, better than people sometimes

it's true, once they get into your heart, there's no turning back

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Lindsay, I'm a sucker for animals. Just before I went into hospital I was driving down a country road & a van coming the other way was flashing his headlights at me. Thinking it was a hidden cop with the radar gun I instinctively slowed down. Turned out to be a baby rabbit limping across the road. I stopped and put my 4 way flashers on & shooed it into the bushes at the road side. I was seen by someone that knew me who later took the rip out of me and asked my why I'd done. He wa amazed when I correctly told him that I bet you have not got a cat or dog at home...us animal lovers huh? Another good read from the pen of Mr P !
Talyn
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Very nice Thank you for sharing.

Talyn

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an lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
for promised joy"
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John, I can see you and I are tarred with the one brush. I have been an animal lover all my life and have kept a wide variety of both fur and feather. Dogs, cats, deer, squirrels,Possums, rabbits and horses, just to name a few and birds too numerous to mention. Your story on how you treated that little bunny shows just what sort of person you are. Thanks for being my friend.
LindsayP
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John, I can see you and I are tarred with the one brush. I have been an animal lover all my life and have kept a wide variety of both fur and feather. Dogs, cats, deer, squirrels,Possums, rabbits and horses, just to name a few and birds too numerous to mention. Your story on how you treated that little bunny shows just what sort of person you are. Thanks for being my friend.
LindsayP
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Talyn, welcome to PIP you will love it here amongst so many good friends and thank you for your kind words.
LindsayP
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Alison, yes it is a great partnership and Rozzie does bring me so much pleasure, Thanks for your thoughts.

Bobby, She may not be a rat catcher but I'll bet she has many other endearing characteristics, at least she takes you for a walk. Thank you my friend.

Lady Tom, I am so glad that you enjoyed the read and I thank you for it.

Ida, they are very wise words that you have written dear lady, they do add a wonderful
dimension to your life, thanks so much.

Rick, well my friend no one outside the family knows Rozzie better than you, as you have one of her pups and she always greets you with a big smile when you come to visit and follows up with a couple of barks of welcome.
Paul,

Passing shadows
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Paul, Rozzie is eight years old and is a wonderful friend, I'm glad you had a smile
on reading the poem. Many thanks.
LindsayP
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Passing Shadows, I'm sure you have a dog,
I can tell by what you wrote and they certainly worm their way into your heart, thank you my friend for your response.
LindsayP
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Linda, you always say the nicest things, I think you should be a diplomat for you have that inbuilt quality of compassion, Love to you my dear and take care.
Earl Brinkman
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Thanks for sharing with us about your dog.  She sounds lovely.
 
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