My Dog Pride

    This is a work of fiction, no animals were injured, in any fashion, during this production. Any resemblance to any other canine, living or dead, is purely coincidental and is not intended to bring tears to the eyes of any person, living or dead.

     Please enjoy,


He wasn't much to look at but...

He wasn’t much to look at but…


My Dog Pride

Well I once had a little dog

who was always by my side

now he wasn’t much to look at

but he strutted with a sense of pride.

So that is what I named him

and he took all in stride.


Pride liked to go on long walks

and in the car, he loved to ride

and when I had to leave him home,

oh how, that dog had cried.

He could sense when I was leaving

and he’d know it, when I lied.


At work I’d take a little time

to make a telephone call

my answering machine would pick up

and echo through the hall,

Pride” I’d say “are you being good?

If so, then we’ll play ball.”


Oh, I loved that little mutt named Pride

more than any dog ever, at all.

How I’d love to watch him scamper

and come whenever I’d call.

Until that day at the top of the stairs,

when Pride wenteth before my fall.


Jack Downing

Apr. 2015

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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4 Responses to My Dog Pride

  1. I’m not a pet owner. But I know many folks who will relate to your poem. And likely cry.

    Jake, be sure to scoot over to my blog today for a poetry book give-away.

  2. Thank you Audrey. I’m on my way to your blog now..

  3. Lily Lau says:

    Love this poem! I’m a doggie owner and will always be 😀

  4. Thank you so much Lily for visiting and commenting. I’m a dog lover too, but unfortunately a stray cat adopted us about 16 years ago and won’t go away. lol. What type of dog do you have? My daughter has a Jack Russell mix who is a rescued dog from Tenn. and she’s a super dog.

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