puppy to man

mum had kids when she should’ve had dogs
which makes such perfect sense because
it totally fit how she really was

a fit of adult distemper? maybe
but every dog she ever had was a baby
every baby she fussed like crazy

you can take a baby and a dog for a walk
but a dog only barks whilst a baby soon talks
and that’s where the strolls in the park start to fork

at the risk of sounding a little judgemental
instead of taking the road marked parental
she shoulda just followed the signs to the kennel

but the clock ticks on, enough’s enough
the kids were fed and watered and loved
(so we looked our best when she showed us at Crufts)