I walked with my dog on the common,
Another dog rushed up and barked.
His owner called: 'Come back here, Benji,
We must go back to where we are parked.
mustnt keep barking at strangers
Or Ill leave you here all on your
And if you dont come back on
You will not be getting a bone.
creatures command of the language
Must have surely been second to none,
And my mind drifted back to that
The one with one clue left undone.
down to stroke him and posed him
The clue which had caused such vexation:
An onomatopoeic expression
For canine vocalisation.
could see that the task was beneath him,
Eyes disparaging, rolling aloof.
But he swallowed his pride to assist me,