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Pets Allowed

by Sandy M. Humphrey



Two words in ad strategically placed
My fingers across phone pads hopefully race
3 Bedrooms/2 bath Patio and deck
Tile, Fireplace, Cable Ready, check and double check
Hooked and baited application ready
Deposit required now don’t get so heady


Pet deposit non refundable "Now is it a turtle or a cat?
For we only take dogs if they are short and not fat
We discriminate at our choosing against your mature large fine pet
Even though house trained and mellow and we haven’t yet met
Birds in cages might be fine
Or reptiles if confined
But dogs we are not for dogs unless they are tiny
We prefer with less bark leaning more toward the whiney
So you just might be the tenant we are looking to get
But I am afraid we just cannot accept your very fine pet"

06/04/2008

Author's Note: Looking to move and getting very frustrated with ads and reality...We are all the dog lovers. Sadie needs a home too. smh

Posted on 06/04/2008
Copyright © 2019 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/06/08 at 04:45 PM

Ironic, cleverly sarcastic, and quite humourous, but with a serious underbelly. Nice work SMH!

Posted by JD Clay on 06/17/08 at 12:51 PM

You have struck a nerve, Sandy, I'm with you on this one. What's that phrase: Love me love my dog. Your exquisite poem is evidence that some people just don't get it or have never been loved by a dog.

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