Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in psychology.
Dog Eared Joe was in quite a tizzy
He ran and ran till he felt really dizzy
Oh where, oh where, was his favorite big bone
It wasn’t in his bed, it was long gone
He checked around his house not once but twice
All he found for his trouble was a few stray mice
He played with the big bone all day yesterday
Where it was before that he couldn’t quite say
He ran out the dog door into the front yard
His knew his bone couldn’t have gone very far
He looked by the front fence and big a tree
All he found was a brown toad named Gripee
He ran round and round his owners flower garden
There he met a brown hare named Miss Darden
“Have you seen my favorite big bone dear miss hare
”No I have not seen you big bone. I haven’t seen it anywhere. Not here or not there.”
Miss hare turned and went on her way, hop, hop
Joe dropped down to the ground with a big plop
He had to sit and try to think things through
Oh what should he, oh what should he now do
He jumped up “I know.” He said. “I’ll check out back.”
“I went out there today after my owner gave me a snack.”
Just then he spied Cat - Cat as she came into his view
Dog Eared Joe, “What’s the problem ? What’s a matter with you.”
Joe looked at her. He took in a deep, deep breath.”
”Pardon me dear Cat - Cat but I have no time to rest.
I have no time to stop and have some idle chit chat
With you my dear and long time friend Cat - Cat
I must keep on till my favorite big bone is found.
So all over this yard I’ll bound and bound.”
Cat - Cat said, “Don’t fret I’ll help you my friend.
You know on me you can always depend.
How about if I go over and climb up the big tree
From up there I‘ll be able to see what I can see”
So Cat - Cat went over, climbed the tree in a bound.
From her spot way up high she looked all around
She gazed from the front to the back yard
She looked near and then she looked far
Then a thing far off caught her two cat eyes
Joe‘s big dog bone is what she suddenly did spy
Cat - Cat jumped out of the tree with a bound
She ran and ran until Dog Eared Joe she’d found
“I’ve seen your bone, Joe. I know where it resides
So come follow me. Stay closely by my side.
Cat - Cat set out, she set out in a flash
Across the yard the two friends did dash
Around the birdbath, by a squirrel named Louie
Through the flower garden, back to the tree
“Wait, said Joe, “Where’s my favorite big bone”
”Oh it’s right here, laying by itself, all alone
Joe looked at his bone, “Thank you Cat -Cat
For finding where my bone was truly at.
Joe picked up his bone in his grinning wide snout
Then along with Cat - Cat trotted back to the house.
He took the bone, placed it under his soft dog bed
Then he and Cat - Cat curled up, laid down their heads.
© 2021 Timothy Whitt