“Planet of the Dogs” by Jeanie Axton

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Reverse our worlds

and you will see

That you dear human

can learn from me

 

A few simple commands

will have it down pat

Human Obedience class

get it right, get a pat

 

Here’s our training

my faithful friend

Planned by me

from start to end

 

Command 1: Get up

 

Get up Get up

sleepy head

The sun is up

get out of bed

 

Command 2: Walk

 

Walk time next

but no doggy lead

I’m ready now

and will not plead

 

Command 3: Heel

 

Heel no way

let me run

Training a human

is lots of fun

 

Command 4: Stop

 

Stop right now

yes at that tree

Every day

for my morning pee

 

Command 5: Talk

 

Talk to me

say nice things

I’m a good boy

among other things

 

Command 6: Sit

 

Sit on down

in front of me

Scratch my belly

if you please

 

Command 7: Wait

 

Sit there nicely

wait for a command

I may have a snooze

don’t be alarmed

 

Command 8: Drop it

 

Drop the book

you now are reading

Observe my eyes

see them pleading

 

Command 8: Bark

 

One bark means bacon

two barks a meat pie

Three barks a lie down

then a contented sigh

 

Command 9: Couch

 

Shift over a bit

I need more space

And a lambs wool rug

in my comfy place

 

Command 10: Bed

 

No longer I’ll sleep

in a box outdoors

Or in the winter

on the cold laundry floor

 

Command 11: Move over

 

Move over move over

on our king size bed

Let me stretch out

and please scratch my head

 

Command 12: I love you

 

I love our routine

Commands to impart

Human being playmates

Are really very smart

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