I Named My Dogs the Strangest Names
A Funny Pet Poem for Kids
I named my dogs the strangest names,
not simply “Spot” or “Rover.”
Instead I named them “Fetch” and “Stay”
and “Here Boy” and “Roll Over.”
Not “Lassie,” “Patch,” or “Fido.”
No, instead they’re “Shake” and “Crawl”
and “Turn Around” and “Take a Bow”
and “Come” and “Wave” and “Ball!”
I gave them these abnormal names
to see what they would do.
I thought it would be fun but,
sad to say, that isn’t true.
And now I’m sort of sorry for the
crazy names I used.
My dogs cannot do any tricks;
they’re all just too confused.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 3
Topics: Animal Poems
Poetic Techniques: Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems, Superlatives
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