Black Bess

gbsomerville By gbsomerville, 23rd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A short poem about a special dog called Black Bess

Black Bess

Out on the road you shot, with not a bit of care
A little black dog from somewhere, going anywhere.
The driver stopped and collected you
Knowing just what she had to do.

A little bag of bones, who once was someone's pet
You now required assistance from an understanding vet.
Pups you'd had, but where were they?
The priority now was to arrange spaying day.

Neglect had caused infection
Requiring treatment by injection.
Unwanted pups are not our aim
So spaying is the name of the game.

It's best to be done when one is young
When ill and old it's not much fun.
Then the risks are very high
And many, too ill, sadly die.

The risks of tumours is lower too
So spaying is the thing to do.
Bess had her “op” and recovered well
The rest of her story is happy to tell.

She convalesced at the Sanctuary
Getting better with each new day.
A faitful wee dog, desperate for the care
Along with the others, she got her share.

Time passed on until came the day
Kindly folks called and took Bess away.
She's in a home where she's doted on
Thriving because she is their number one.

This story has a happy end
This won't always be the case, my friend.
Spay your bitch, don't delay
Make a date with your vet today!


Bess, Black, Dog, Neglect, Pups, Sanctuary, Vet

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author avatar gbsomerville
I am 22 years old, play the piano and accordion. I'm a live sound and studio recording engineer, enjoy the outdoors / countryside, agriculture and most animals... except insects.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd Jul 2012 (#)

Great poem and at least this dog had a happy ending, as you say many do not. Sadly not every pup will find a home, and giving birth will take its toll on many female dogs. Spaying is very important.

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author avatar gbsomerville
23rd Jul 2012 (#)

I'm glad you like it. Thank you.

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