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  Man's Best Friend (humour)
by Ian R Thorpe
Saturday, May 14, 2005
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I've been so busy with recording, web site building and other things its a while since we had any fun. Let's try this one, its an oldie but always goes down well.




I bought my kids a puppy,
from the RSPCA
I thought they’d have a true friend
To take for walks each day.
We had to call him Zorro
Because he did not bite or bark
But everywhere in our house
He left his little mark.
I learned he was a "Soona Dog"
A rare and special breed
He’d sooner dump it in the house
than ever go outside.
Now dogs are sentient creatures
They need lots of love and care
and Zorro went and fell in love
with my favourite armchair.
He chewed the rugs, the bedding too
He made love to the sofa
But at last the day of reckoning came
When he chewed my Gucci loafers

I called a family conference
Said I can take no more you know
I’m a kind, forgiving person but
Me or that dog must go.
Next day arriving home from work
I found my suitcase on the step
With a note that said quite simply
"Love us, love our pet."






For once the animal was sober

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/25/2005
Pets can bees that way.

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/26/2005
You silly willy. My cat thinks he owns the place, lol. PETS!!! ;) I love you my Pet.

Jan xoxoxo
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 5/17/2005
LOL! Ian, great read! I have two dogs, my male has
been rebelling for some unknown reason and
every time we leave the house he chews on whatever
he can find...none of which is his!

I owe you a message, will send it tonight!
Reviewed by Mary Quire 5/15/2005
LOL. Oh, I know the feeling. I felt the same way when my husband brought, Mavis, a beagle puppy home to stay.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/14/2005
hahaha...poor baby...

Cute one.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/14/2005
A delight to read, thanks for the smiles Ian
always most welcome!;-)

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/14/2005
Gave me a good warm chuckle, Ian. You know the dog steals the shoes, furniture, and objects of the one he loves, misses, or is most curious about in the house. LOL
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/14/2005
Ian, though I expected the ending, it didn't matter a bit... the delivery, the infectious rhythm and rhyme stole the show entirely! When you listen to your funny bone, skeletons everywhere start giggling. (grin) This is hilarious! katy xox
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/14/2005
awwwwwwwwww guess who still sleeping in the dogbox???

Funny you!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/14/2005
HO HO! Zorro Strikes Again! And I can truly relate, one of my mutts ate all me shoes but one pair - and I guard them with me life!

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Blöd Ties

A Stroke of Luck

Millennium Dawn (anthology)

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  1. Wolf at the Door
  2. morning gesture
  3. A women's day poem
  4. past encounter
  5. I Sprung
  6. The Garden of Death
  7. Watch What You Say
  8. imaginable possibility
  9. Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  10. Mankind
  11. The Fighter
  12. His Life
  13. My Failings
  14. synchronized
  15. Afterglow
  16. I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  17. Drowning....but making it.
  18. Bedlam in Thibodaux
  19. A Woman
  20. Casualties

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