The Small Dog’s Salad Days…

The Small Dog

Let us talk about ears,

It’s a subject that’s sore,

And the two-legs gets cross

If I scratch with a paw

(Even though, I would say

That’s what paws are made for.)

*

Now, I have floppy ears

Which, as everyone knows,

(And especially dogs

Who have got two of those)

Tend to get a bit sticky

And trouble the nose.

*

So, the first time it happened

We went to the vet

And they stuck me with pins

Saying that’s the best bet.

(And, I’ll tell you, I haven’t

Forgiven her yet).

*

She decided we’d try it

Her own special way,

And she cleans them with

Natural stuff every day

(And I wonder what next

She will bring to the fray?)

*

We’ve tried all the flowers,

The leaves and the bark,

She’s made stuff from herbs

That we picked in the park.

(I’m still none too keen

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