Have you ever seen a poodle chase his tail?

A Poem By Abbie // 4/30/2009

Have you ever seen a poodle chase his tail?
His gaping jaws and panting seem to wail:

“I must get it! I must have it! It is Mine!”

The curly pom-pom bobs just inches from his nose,
The wobbly circle whirls faster as excitement grows,
Stumping loose-jointed limbs and furry feet,
Trying desperately to make both ends meet.

“Must must get it! must must have it! It is Mine!”

His white teeth flash, his pink tongue hangs,
He tries to see his goal through thick black bangs,
But alas—alack! No matter how hard he strains;
His hindquarters retreat as fast as his front end gains.

“I want it! I need it! It has to be Mine!”

A flash of insight! A glorious epiphany!
Oblivious to all else, he brings his dream to be,
He stops, and in one miraculous bend,
He clamps his jaws down on the climax of his back end.

“I got it! I have it! It is MINE!!”

“—now what?”

With a mouthful of his own fur he stands, perplexed.
He’s gained the elusive toy. What next?
Pondering, he attempts to pull his prize free,
Pulling his rear in a circle, as he decides what his next move will be.

“I’ve got it. I have it. So what? It’s mine.”

Then, as abruptly as he attacked it, he lets it go,
Forgetting he even wanted it seconds ago.
He raises his shaggy head in a fuzzy smile,
And trots away from the object that bobs behind him all the while.

“I must find something! I must have something!”

“It will be MINE.”



That was hilarious! How did you ever think to write a poem about a poodle chasing his tail? I think that it is really good.
"Their most active years are the first six months"--Old Fashioned Girl, referring to cats.

Kendra | Fri, 05/01/2009

"Are you sure this water is sanitary? It looks questionable to me! But what about bacteria?"--Tantor the elephant from Tarzan.


I'm glad you liked it.

As to how I thought of it... I saw it. It's a true story. :P I witnessed our pet poodle "catch" his tail and the first line sprang into my head, which led to a second line, ect. ect.

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

Abbie | Fri, 05/01/2009

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

haha, thst is

haha, thst is hillarious!
"Gold in its natural state is but dull, unornamental stuff and only lowboard metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with its ostentatious glitter. However like the rest of the world I go on underestimating men of gold and glorifying men of mica." ~Mark Twain

Sarah | Sat, 05/02/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."

Blogging away!

so funny!

Thanks for the smile!


"We never need to be economical in our imaginations, thank heaven."
-Anne Blythe, "Anne of Ingleside"

KatieSara | Sun, 05/03/2009


"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"

I only wish you guys

I only wish you guys could've seen it...

thank you!

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

Abbie | Sun, 05/03/2009

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

That was so funny...actually

That was so funny...actually I like the word entertaining better. I'm still laughing about it...ha ha...heh heh heh. Just so funny.

"...Now you've heard of the French Nation, and the British Nation....Well this, is the Imagin Nation." Kris Kringle (Miracle on 34th Street)

The Brit | Sun, 05/03/2009

That was hilarious; too

That was hilarious; too funny for words. I love it! Welcome to AP, btw.

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Smack a head that's unaware.
Then with freezing ice to spare
Melt and soak through underwear!
Fly straight and true, hit hard and square.
This, oh snowball, is my prayer." - Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes

Bridget | Mon, 05/04/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

This was very fun to read. I

This was very fun to read. I like to watch my brother's cat chase her tail. It's so funny. She's just sitting there and then aout of the corner of her eye she sees this THING twiching. So she attacks it and when she finaly grabs it she bites down hard and then just and turns around trying to figure WHO bit her.
"There's a differnce between food and a meal."
-My bro and I have no idea what it means either

Keri | Tue, 05/05/2009

Hee hee. This was hilarious.

Hee hee. This was hilarious. You did such a good job rhyming this. You have a very strange dog. My dog chews her foot. Why? I haven't the slightest idea.

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Alecia | Thu, 05/07/2009

It awoke with a shrill shreak that can be trnaslated "How dare you leave me in this bed, when I am asleep and helpless?" My sister

Thank you!

Thank you guys! your comments are encouraging, to say the least.

I'll have to tell our poodle that he's famous now. He'll probably want to know if that means more food, or things to chase, or both. I don't think it'll matter to him, he isn't picky. He just has the attention span of a goldfish.

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

Abbie | Thu, 05/07/2009

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

This was really funny.

This was really funny.

"Here are the beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." C.S.Lewis

airlia | Sat, 05/09/2009

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