I do not deliberately set out to annoy,
Nor do I purposefully try to destroy,
But I’m only a puppy, so most things are a toy,
And munching on biros does bring me joy!
My teeth need to sharpen, so that’s why I chew,
The pen tasted nice, I can’t help that it’s blue,
Besides, I need something that’s canine to do,
It’s not that I’m trying to irritate you.
I’ve a penchant for pens and for firewood,
And anything chewable in the neighbourhood,
But I’m now lying here quietly, trying to be good,
I’m not really naughty, just misunderstood!
© Text / Image Caro Ness 2016