The Dog Show

This was one of two poems I had published around 1996/1997 in The Advocate, PKA Publications.  (I’m still waiting on my author’s copy, though – lol.)  I wrote this when I was around 16; it’s a true story about a girl I knew at the time:

The Dog Show
by Edie Montgomery-Pool

Here’s a quaint, although true-to-life story
Of a cute, little, six-year-old girl
Who had heard all about a big dog show
And decided to give it a whirl.

Up to the judges she marched
And entered her prized little Scotty.
The day of importance had come,
And she was feeling quite haughty.

As the judges looked over the entries,
She wondered what prize she would get:
One for the best of his breed,
Or one for most beautiful pet.

When the winners were handed their ribbons
Her heart was full of delight,
But joy soon turned to anger
When told she had won look-alike.

“I don’t resemble a dog!”
She cried at the judge in his suit.
He tried to explain the reason:
They both were so blonde and so cute.


I grant permission for this poem to be reprinted in full or in part electronically, provided the following conditions are met: 1) the author’s name is listed; 2) the site on which the poem is published is not a vanity publisher or a scam poetry contest which requires its “winners” to make a purchase or pay a fee before being published. I grant permission for this poem to be reprinted non-electronically (as in, paper) provided the previous two conditions are met, as well as 3) the publication is for either a charitable or non-profit event or organization and 4) no fee is charged for the publication in which the poem appears. A comment notifying me you have used this poem is appreciated but not required.

1 Comment

  1. Hey just informing you that I’ve read and enjoyed your poem. Hope you’re still writing.
    Thanks for the pleasure.

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