Not My Dog

NOT MY DOG

You’re not my dog

But I could be. I would be, if you’d have me.

I’d be your very good boy

I would, I would, I would!

You’re not my dog

We could do such things together

We could we could we could though,

Couldn’t we?

I’m not even a dog person.

Amazing. That’s my favourite. Nor am I!

I’m a people puppy. A really good boy!

Am I good boy? I am! I am! I am!

And I’m yours.

You’re not my dog!

O love the way you say that, it’s so funny!

It’s the best fun ever being your dog.

YOU’RE NOT MY DOG

Love it!

You’re the best owner I’ve ever had.

Ever.

7 thoughts on “Not My Dog”

  1. Love not my dog. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year 😀

    Here’s a wee poem

    You’re not my cow

    You’re not my cow
    Moo!

    🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄

  2. I was given my grand-dad’s lifetime treasured Christmas present, a couple of years ago; an audio recording of ‘You’re not my dog’ with some of your ‘Where Earwigs Dare’ hound, potato and bovine tributes. My grand-daughters- in Totnes, Rosie 7 and Martha 5, defined your work in the most fitting way ! I am reminded of you today having see Little Soldier Comapny in ‘Journey to the Impossible’. Thanks Matt -maybe see you one day, in Paris or Totnes !

  3. Dear Matt
    I read your article in the October “Resurgence” magazine – “The thing is – but where?’ and I particularly liked the idea of blank sheets of paper not having a shallow end. Jumping in can be dangerous. Needless to say, I liked your poem very much and Claudia Schmid’s perfect illustration. Thank you for writing it. Thank you both.
    Sincerely
    Jasmine Plant.
    ps I hope the lady took in the dog.

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