Our neighbour has a little dog.
A cute white fluffy puppy.
It growls and howls both day and night.
Alone, it’s never happy.
A well-loved dog is like a friend
who keeps us company.
We’ll both play games and go for walks.
That’s how it’s meant to be.
I wish our neighbour’s puppy-dog
was well-cared-for like that.
No time to spend with doggy friend …
then maybe get a cat?
by Celia Berrell
Home-alone-dogs can get really down in the dumps. Many dog owners spend long hours away from home because they work or go to school. Owners are often unaware of how unhappy their pet gets in their absence. I wish those lonely dogs could be happy – especially the one next door!