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There's Nothing Like a Good Hunting Dog

Updated on October 11, 2011

Hunting Pals (all work is under copyright in art and poetry)

Hunter's Labradors, beagles, and bird dogs, all hunting companions, each adores,

Serve to give us all a quality of life found and entertain us in all our great outdoors.

To feel the warmth by our side, of a good canine, to retrieve for us, our wild game,

With the heft of a gun, under our arm, our wolf descendants are obedient and tame.

Some animals taught in response to a whistle, while for others, we just give a shout,

They stand by with grace and patience grand, then to fetch and gather up, in a route.

A Golden Retriever and a spotted Bird dog, are a joy in their hunting birds in the field,

No finer friend can a hunting man have, than a companionship out there, he can build.

Pointers, setters, spaniels, and the hounds, all bred for hunting, and to answer the call,

Nothing is so pretty and enjoyable out there, in watching a well trained puppy in the Fall.

When a cold air settles on the wind blown fields, and a November sky, threatens a snow,

That is the time for a good old fashioned hunt, and all the dog's unrest, begins to grow.

The scent of leather boots, and the kennel's strong smell, is a signal to alert, one and all,

The time is nearer, for an adventure outdoors, as the dogs all began to holler, and to ball.

With a setting sun and when all the chores are done, tomorrow marks the season to begin,

The puppies are all restless in a dark night before, dreaming of fine places, they have been.

The sharp yelps help to greet a rising red sun, as all the pups are anxious, to take the fields,

In loading up trucks and gathering all the gear, hunters soon to see, what opening day yields.

Happy dogs all bark with their joyful refrains, rewarding honorable patience, each has shown,

Taking to the fields, their nervous energy spills, as masters call to them, in commanding tones.

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      This was really good. I like the drawings as much as the poem. Are you the artist, as well? I have to say, I am partial to beagles. Since we're not hunters in my family, my one-year old beagle never has gotten to hunt and never will (anything alive anyway). But her sense of smell is incredible!