Why own a 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
fourth one's a honey. The fifth one's delightful, the sixth one's a
breeze, You find you can live with a houseful of ease.
So how 'bout another? Would you really dare? They're really quite easy
but, oh, Lord the hair! With dogs on the sofa and dogs on the bed, And
crates in the kitchen, it's no bother, you've said.
They're really no trouble, their manners are great. What's one more dog
and just one more crate? The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty, The
floor is all footprints, the furniture dusty.
The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care? Who minds a few
noseprints and a little more hair? So let's keep a puppy, you can always
find room, And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.
There's hardly a limit to the dogs you can add, The thought of a cutback
sure makes you sad. Each one is so special, so useful, so funny. The vet
and food bills grows larger, you owe BIG money.
Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay, Except other "dog
folks" who live the same way. Your lawn has now died, and your shrubs
are dead too, But your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.
There's dog food and vitamins, training and shots. And entries and
travel and motels which cost lots. Is it worth it you wonder? Are you
caught in a trap? Then that favorite one comes and climbs in your lap.
His look says you're special and you know that you will Keep all of 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.
God, winter's a hassle, the dogs hate it too. But they must have their
walks though they're numb and your blue. Late evening is awful, you
scream and you shout At the dogs on the sofa who refuse to go out.
The dogs and the dog shows, the travel, the thrills, The work and the
worry, the pressure, the bills. The whole thing seems worth it, the dogs
are your life. They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your life-style has changed. Things won't be the same. Yes, those dogs are addictive and so is the dog game!