My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The K-9 Town, USA Outing

(Chapter 8)

Was a beautiful sunny morning
in K-9 Town, USA
they were having a big outing
everyone was at play.

The Elder males were fishing
the females making lunch
the puppies of course playing
oh what a happy bunch.

Now in the pack
there did remain
a restless St. Bernard
he had to go
and take a walk
staying put was just too hard.

As he walked on
he came upon
a fascinating pack
three Elders and four puppies
with strange hair down each back.

He asked them where they came from
they said from far away
he’d take them to his leader
this was their lucky day.

They were so very tired though
more walking would be hard
but they had met a new friend
in Sandy the St. Bernard.

When Sandy got them to the pack
the Elders circled round
said “Sandy, sit them down right here
til Omar Blue is found.”

Omar Blue came in right then
he’d seen them walking up
the St. Bernard was moving fast
holding all four pups.

Sandy, where’d you find them?
They certainly need some care.”
Then poodle Sophie Jean spoke up
“And look at their beautiful hair.”

 “I’m Komondor Rasta Kooley
our breed’s from overseas
we settled here some time ago
a place called New Orleans.

I know we may look strange to you
our hair
 some call them dreads
I do admit our long tight locks
do turn a lot of heads.

I travel with my wife and ma
my little puppies too
from what I see
how glad we’d be
to settle down with you.”
The four little pups just stood there
as cute as they could be
then one of them started talking
“This ain’t where I wanna be!

I left all my best friends back there
and this place ain’t so hot
if you think I’m gonna like it here
I can tell you now, I’m not.”

Omar Blue just looked at her
then over at Rottweiler Brady
the professor knowing this one was his
said, “You look here young lady.

We have a slew of youngins here
I’m teacher to them all
me and my schoolmarm Sophie Jean
we let them have a ball!

There’ll be none of this attitude
I tell you that today
I’d advise you to start all over,”
he said in his quiet way.

“Your ma and pa
have come too far
for you to act this way
so put your past behind you
and we’ll forget about this display.”

The puppy couldn’t believe it
never been talked to like this
she settled down
then turned around
gave her ma and pa a big kiss.

“Thank you,” said Rasta Kooley’s wife
“She’s needed that for a while
please do let her be in your class
we really like your style.

And this is Rasta Mama
she’s everyone’s delight
her dreams sometimes will help us
her gift of second sight.”

Omar looked each up and down
“I’ve heard of you before
had a friend
some time ago
Pow Wow Komondor.

As strong as steel
from head to heel
and loyal as could be
we were in the K-9 Service
him, Major Diggs and me.

Now Rasta Mama
what is this gift
she’s calling second sight.
We don’t believe in Voodoo
or creatures in the night.”

Rasta Mama looked at him
“I wouldn’t lie to you
sometimes I get a vision
of things that soon come true.

I’d never tell you anything
I think would hurt the pack
I’d use my gift to help you all
and always have your back.

I dreamed
that we would be here
about a month ago
I saw a mighty leader
that I’d be glad to know.

In my dream I also saw
my Kooley at your side
with the others
in your pack
all heads held high with pride.”

It was Pit Bull Margie
who spoke up next
“You females come with us
Let’s leave the males
to tell their tales
sit around and fuss.

We’ll take the puppies
over there
under The Big Oak Tree
where the other puppies are playing
they’ll be just fine

you’ll see.”

When they were gone
the males went on
it was Major Diggs who said,
“When those females finish with them
they’ll be ready for nothing but bed.”

It was then and there
they heard a noise
from way across the bay
about 20 coyotes getting close
what did they want today?

They wouldn’t have given it
a second thought
til they noticed Coyote Red
he wasn’t the leader of the group
but was talking and bobbing his head.

“You all wait here”
the komondor said
“I know they are looking for me
I’ll be right back
but just in case
take care of my family.”

He shot off like a bullet
but the pack ran just as fast
their leader out in front of them
the smallest pulling up last.

Five shepherds ran to the puppies
herded them to the side
and there they’d stay
if it took all day
but there was no need to hide.

Rasta Kooley spoke
to Omar first
“You shouldn’t have brought them here
just something I got to straighten out

and I’ll be back over there.”

He looked around
surprised to find
the females had joined them too
but they didn’t look like females now
just K-9s with something to do!
Rasta Kooley turned
to face the group
that had followed him
all this way
asked “What you scoundrels doing here?
I know you didn’t come to play.”
The leader said
that’s why we’re following you.
The furs you took are ours
so you know what you better do.”
“I have the furs
you right about that
I’m gonna keep um too
we all gonna be
real warm this winter
can’t say the same about you!
I won those furs
fair and square
wasn’t planning on any trouble
It was dumb of you
to raise that bet
then worst when you bet double.
I think you all
should leave now
you really shouldn’t wanna stay
but if you do
I promise you
you won’t forget this day!”
The coyotes were looking
at Rasta Kooley
but more so at his back
they’d never seen anything like them
Omar Blue and His Pack!
Was Coyote Red as usual
talking from behind
“You know Kooley stole
those furs of yours
why you being so doggone kind?”

While Coyote Red was moving up
his pals were moving on.
When he turned to see
them heading out
he knew he’d better be gone.

Rasta Kooley, the Komondor
turned to face the Pack
“I’m sorry I spoiled your outing
we’ll leave and never come back.”
Was Omar Blue who spoke to him
“You spoiled nothing that way.
In fact we found out
more about you
then if we’d talked all day.”
He joined the pack
and started back
so happy that they could stay
he saw his wife
with the female Elders
and knew she felt the same way.
It was late that night
they were packing up
to get back to the den
the shepherds were waking
the puppies up
they’d been knocked out since 10.
Then Rasta Mama came over
to talk to Omar Blue
said, “You’re as great a leader
as rumors say of you.
You knew what you were doing
following my Kooley today
you knew those coyotes
would take one look
then want to get away.
And remember the dream
I spoke about
you all together with pride
I saw it in each face today
when your pack was at your side.”
“Thank you Rasta Mama
it’s been a pretty good day
nice to have you
here with us
we’re glad you found the way.
What you saw
was nothing special
that’s just how we react
we face our troubles together
that’s why we’re a mighty pack.”
With all the Elders now listening
Rasta Mama turned to say
“Thank you all
we love it here
at K-9 Town USA.”

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