It’s been a long day. I had to rush my precious poodle-bichon, Jimmy Lambchop, to the emergency animal hospital this morning after first taking him to his primary vet.
Jimmy’s in a life-threatening situation with a clogged gallbladder and tumor on his spleen, so out those offending organs must come.
Driving home, knowing that Jimmy was in good hands, I thought about how special our Fur Babies are to us. I am sparing no expense to ensure that my boy has the best medical attention possible.
For some reason, the term “doggerel verse” popped into my head. I know its meaning. The word doggerel is derived from the word dog, as you might guess. But doggerel verse is nonsense, poorly written poetry, or verse that is technically flawed! If you want to read a great example of doggerel verse, check out Scots-Irish poet William McGonagall’s (1825-1902) very flawed poem, “The Tay Bridge Disaster.”
But my point is this: how dare someone centuries ago link the great word DOG with something as odious as DOGGEREL verse. That’s so unfair to dogs!
So, get a clue, Readers and dog lovers. Maybe you could write a great poem about a dog, thereby ensuring it isn’t doggerel!