THE BOOK OF LOOPS AND LAUGHTER

A beautifully illustrated collection of comical and yet educational poems for children and adults of all ages.
A beautifully illustrated collection of comical and yet educational poems for children and adults of all ages.

Excerpt:

THE BALLAD OF

DOUGLAS THE DOG

DOUGLAS THE DOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas the dog

was a cute little chap

with a nice blue collar

and spots on his back,

 

His puppy dog eyes

would make you smile

and give him a hug

every once in a while.

 

He was very well known

for his bold and brave deeds

and he always helped out

any people in need.

 

He could often be seen

walking down the main road

carrying peoples shopping

and other heavy loads.

 

He once helped a kitten

who was stuck up a tree

by climbing to the top

past a hive of busy bees.

 

Then holding the baby

gently in his jaws

he struggled back down

to a round of applause.

 

Then there was the time

that he swam out in the lake

to rescue some cookies

that his neighbour had baked.

 

She’d dropped the tub

whilst crossing a bridge

but soon they were all

safely back in her fridge.

 

Everybody loved him

and patted his back

whenever the saw him

walking down the track.

 

The children would jump up

and shout with joy

hugging his neck, saying,

“What a good boy!”

 

But one day he fell ill,

had to stay in his bed,

so they took it in turns

to stroke his soft head.

 

The whole town was worried

and did all they could

to help him get better

as quick as he could.

 

Before very long

he was back on his feet

and everyone cheered

as he walked down the street.

 

They hugged him and stroked him

and said he was ace

so he answered their praise

by licking their face.

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