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Are Dogs Necessary?

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Dom Mart
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0 posted 05-02-2000 07:46 AM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart



Some people need the canine breed
(Lord knows, I'm not one of 'em.)
If you ask me, I just can't see
Why anyone would love 'em.

I used to ride through countryside
Upon my trusty Schwinn,
Until one day, one took away
A portion of my shin.

And often too, when strolling through
A park's extensive green,
My restful mood by barking crude
Is rendered unserene.

"He loves to play," the owners say,
"He wouldn't hurt a flea."
"I believe you but, please take your mutt
A hundred miles from me."

And so it goes. Oh I suppose
I should learn to accept,
In Nature's plan, this "friend of man,"
But look where I just stepped.
© Copyright 2000 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 05-02-2000 08:16 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Dom~

Guess I was hoping
that you were just joking ...
Try to look at it this way
Poor, poor pup
in stepping up
has to step over
the mess MAN has made !

I love my dogs and everyone else's dogs.
Shucks, I've even got room
for an old dog like you !
Oh yeah ... like there's just something
about a Schwinn man.

And my pup without fail,
will still wag his tail
to let me know he cares ..
All I need to do
is show him that I, too
love him as he loves me.
He'll 'wiggle' all over
and still win me over
with a heart that loves with glee.

One RESPONSIBLE, loving and caring
dog owner here !
~*Marge*~




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tracie66
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2 posted 05-02-2000 08:51 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

I'm sorry I too love my mut, she is just the best and it's not the poor dogs it's the irresponsible owners of the poor things. I don't agree with owners letting their dogs poop everywhere, run all over the place with no regard to others, let off leads to fight other dogs and wonder into my front yard to scare my poor moggy but I don't blame the dog I blame the human thats suppose to be on the end of the lead.
After all that I must say while I didn't agree with your poem I did think it flowed well and was written well  
But i know where your coming from but please don't blame the poor old dog  
dog lover Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Denise
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3 posted 05-02-2000 09:20 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great to see you again, Dom! You should definitely post more often, I do so enjoy your humor! Dom, watch your step....Dom.....now look what you stepped into.....geesh.

Denise
Marina
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4 posted 05-02-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I wouldn't last a single minute without my dogs.  I think if you are a responsible dog owner then there is room for all in this world.  My boys are the highlight to each and every day for me.  It sounds like unforunitly you keep meeting the wrong dogs and owners. I enjoyed your poem.

Marina
DiObear
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5 posted 05-02-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for DiObear   Email DiObear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DiObear

Dom,

I'd have to say I agree with everything you say, and you said it so well.

DiObear
(cat lover)
warmhrt
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6 posted 05-02-2000 01:52 PM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt

Are dogs necessary? Is the home we live in, the cars we drive, the computers with which we post these poems necessary...no, but they make the world a much nicer place to live. Same goes for dogs...they've been a part of the family since I was two. Couldn't live without one....

warmhrt

 the poet's pen...gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare
Dom Mart
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7 posted 05-02-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart

Great comments--thanks!  Would I get more agreement, If I changed the question--Are certain owners necessary?

 


doreen peri
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8 posted 05-02-2000 05:10 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

I was wondering the exact same thing early this morning as the neighbors dogs barked me awake... I am a cat person. Never have understood the necessity of dogs...LOL... have a lot of friends who LOVE their dogs and wouldn't part with them and who say they are a big part of their families... but i say, who needs bad breath and drooling? hehe

people will probably hate me for saying all this... oh well...

enjoyed your poem
wayoutwalt
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9 posted 05-02-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

i once had eight dogs sigh yuh my mom couldnt pass a stray yuh i love em but ones enuff for now yuh yuh very clever poem there o yuh!
PhaerieChild
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10 posted 05-02-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I only have one dog and he's real quiet and doesn't shed so in my life this dog is necessary to my emotional well being. I think the owners have a lot to do with the obedience/disobedience of a dog. If properly trained they are a joy to own. BTW I did like the poem and it is understandable why you feel this way.  

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


X Angel
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11 posted 05-02-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I am so totally NOT a dog person...I could relate well! What fun!
~X~
netswan
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12 posted 05-02-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Oh Dom this was delicious -----are dogs
necessary? hahahah  VERY few get my vote.
I can't stand to see mankind tie them up.
I can't stand to see an abused animal.

The groveling just floors me ---aargh.
But, yes, they are necessary -- so many
dog lovers and so many pets that are treated
as children ----
And a good dog -- truly can't be beat.
That dog would be trained to poop in the woods as mine is ----)
And they will not chase bikes, or your
chickens or get into your garbage cans,
and would not wander off the property.
The will not bark unnecessarily
They know at least 25 human words
and come when you call

Those kinds of dogs are worth their weight
in gold.  Good luck in finding one like
mine!   They are rare and far inbetween.


netswan  
A.C.Turner
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13 posted 05-02-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

Couldn't stop laughing on this one. I've been there too. Man's best friend huh! Thanks for the great laugh. ACT.
pen of passion
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14 posted 05-03-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

I am thinking one should not discuss religion, politics, or dogs in poetic company.  I love Shakes, yet your poem made me laugh.  You're just joking anyway, right?
Kit McCallum
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15 posted 05-04-2000 06:37 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I got a good laugh from your poem Dom.  Cute topic!  I've been bitten, chased, loved, pawed and cuddled by dogs and wouldn't change a moment ... I love them!

/Kit
 
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