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Ok the winner of our Spring Poetry Competition who receives a lovely portrait of her dog drawn by Joanne at Tarimoor Art is............

Dawn ( 2ndhandgal) with her poem about Molly!!!.. Well done Dawn and thanks again to all those who entered. We shall be putting all your poems on our website for you all to read in due course but for now here is the winners poem:


I love to go out visiting, I'm really very sweet,
My coat is brushed, my collars clean, so I'm all nice and neat.
And as for my behaviour, it's really very good,
And if it's not, it's not my fault, I'm just misunderstood.

I'd never seen an indoor tree with lights on it before,
I only thought the balls might look better on the floor,
And sparkly bottles are such fun when pushed over and rolled,
With humans moving very fast when I pick them up to hold.

If they put things on a table, and then don't let me see,
Who wouldn't pull on the cloth to make them nearer me?
And who would keep food scraps in a bin upon the floor,
If they did not want me to keep dipping in for more.

So now when we go visiting lots of people are not in,
Seems very odd, mum says they are really just hidin'
Mum says it's all my fault, and I must learn to be more good,
And I tell her I am angelic, and I'm just misunderstood!

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Wonderful poem, congratulations.

And yes, I do remember Pam Ayres too. I took my boys to see her when they were 10 & 8, they took the average age of the audience down by several years. They found her absolutely hilarious, I highly recommend her. And now she can have Dawn as her side kick too. :D

Dawn love the photo of Molly with the toilet roll. :D

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Great poem - yes remember Pam Ayers, perhaps we should all be teaching our kids the 'I wish i'd looked after my teeth' one - is it sad that I remember that?! But Dawn, yours made me smile just as much. well done.

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The talk of Pam Ayres made me go and look this one up - hope no one minds


I'm the dog that didn't win a prize,
I didn't have the most appealing eyes.
All day in this heat, I've been standing on me feet,
WIth dogs of every other shape and size.

I've been harshly disinfected, I've been scrubbed,
I've been festooned in a towel and I've been rubbed.
I've been mercilessly brushed, robbed of all me fleas,
And now the judging's over, I've been snubbed.

Was it for obedience I was hailed?
As "Best Dog in the Show" I was regaled.
Oh! Not on your doggie life, pass me down the carving knife,
I had one thing said about me - it was, "FAILED"!!

I never for a moment thought that I would fail,
I thought at least I'd win "Waggiest Tail".
But no certificate, rosette or commendation did I get,
Nothing, on a kennel door to nail !

I am going in my kennel on my own!
Thank you, No, I do not want a bone.
Do not think you can console me with left-overs in my bowl,
My pride is mortified and I want to be left alone.

I've heard it from the wordly and the wise,
"Each dog has his day", they all advise,
But I see to my grief and sorrow, my day must have been tomorrow,
Oh, I'm the dog that didn't win a prize.

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