Why Own A Dog?

Why own a dog? There’s a danger you know.
You can’t own just one, 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 so funny, and two are no trouble.
The third one is easy, the fourth one’s a honey.
The fifth’s delightful, the sixth one’s a breeze, 
You find you can live with a house full with ease.

So how ’bout another? Would you really dare?
They’re really quite easy, but lord, the hair.
With dogs on the sofa, and dogs on the bed, 
And crates in the kitchen, its’ no bother. you’ve said,
They’re really no trouble, their manners are great, 
What’s just one more dog, and one more crate?

The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty,
The floor is all footprints, the furniture is dusty,
the housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few nose prints, 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 motels which cost lots.

Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?

Then your favorite dog comes and climbs in your lap,
His look says your 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. 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!

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