Ode to the Scottish Terrier
In memory of Celtic Pride, 10/04/01 (RB)
Winner, Scottish Terrier Club of America Poetry Contest 2003
A Scotty’s a tough one to know.
If you go fast, he’s sure to go slow.
Ask him to sit
He’ll surely throw a fit.
Doggie obedience is for mere dogs, don’t you know.
A Scotty’s one tough little pup.
When chasing moles he never gives up.
He runs them to ground,
Then proudly looks 'round.
Just your approval is his loving cup.
A Scotty's like no other canine.
He’s loyal and stoic and does not whine.
When an Arooo he sings out
It’s an alert Scottie shout.
Of something strange it’s surely a sign.
A Scotty’s on guard by the book,
Against stranger, kitty cat, or crook.
He’s a very cocky dude
With a bit of a ‘tude.
Ignoring a Scotty will earn you The Look.
A Scotty was my best friend,
Always there to help my heart mend.
He could be a clown
To help banish a frown,
But he was a friend, true friend, to the end.
By Lee Juslin
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