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Book 6 Page 22
The dog doesn’t like baths
The dog doesn’t like having baths,
he thinks he’s done something wrong and is in strife.
It’s as though he’s had some horrific encounter with water
in some another life.
The poor thing just turns to jelly at the very mention
of the word ‘bath.’
We’ve even taken to ‘spelling’ the word in his presence,
Even thought it feels so daft.
Yet the dog loves to swims in the sea,
even when it’s freezing cold.
I think the dogs just got an aversion
to doing what it’s told.
And so there’s always this drama at bath time,
for baths he fervently shuns,
but not so for the kids who bath him
who thinks it’s all just for fun.
© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au firstname.lastname@example.org 9/10/99