My Dog Fred

A Funny Dog and Cat Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


I have a dog.
His name is Fred.
He won’t play fetch.
He won’t play dead.

He won’t shake hands
or sit or stay
or bark or beg
or run and play.

He won’t roll over,
jump or crawl.
In fact, he won’t
do tricks at all.

When people ask
I tell them that’s
because my dog
was raised by cats.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Animal Poems

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Irony


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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