Our dogs were really enjoying sunning themselves, and really didn't mind the the fact the grass needed mowing!
This poem has been edited as it was a trifle long for the blog..Author Unknown
BET YOU CAN’T OWN JUST ONE
Why own a show dog? There’s a danger you know.
You can’t own just one, for the craving will grow.
There’s no doubt they’re addictive, wherein lies the danger.
While living with lots you’ll grow poorer and stranger.
One dog is no trouble, and two are so funny,
the third one is easy, the forth a honey.
The fifth is delightful, the sixth one a breeze.
You’ll find you can live with a houseful, with ease.
They’re really no trouble, their manners are great.
What’s one more dog and one more little crate.
So lets keep a puppy, you can always find room,
and a little more work for the dust cloth and broom.
There’s hardly a limit to the dogs you can add,
the thought of a cutback, sure make you feel sad.
Each one is so special, so useful, so funny.
The food bill grows larger, you owe the Vet money.
Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay,
except other dog people who live the same way.
There’s dog food and vitamins, training and shots
and entries and travel and motels cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap.
Then that favourite comes up and climbs in your lap.
Her look says you’re special and you know that you will
keep all the critters in spite of the bill.
Some just for showing, and some just to breed,
and some just for loving, they all fill a need.
The whole thing seems worth it, the dogs are your life.
They’re charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won’t be the same,
yes those dogs are addictive and so’s the dog game!