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Speckles the Dog

Speckles The Dog
By
Catherine Payne
Speckles the dog loved life on the farm.
He listened for the rooster, his morning alarm.
Today when Speckles went out to play,
He thought it would be fun to hide in the hay.
He jumped and he thumped and he whirled around,
When all of a sudden he heard a strange sound.
Behind the barn door, what could it be?
Speckles was curious so he went to go see.
He peeked around the door and to his surprise,
Looking back at him was a pair of small eyes.
That strange sound was made by a mouse.
Speckles wondered what he was doing in this great big barn house.
“Hi, my name is Speckles” the little dog said.
In response the mouse squeaked, “Nice to meet you. I’m Fred.”
The mouse wasn’t scared. He didn’t run and hide.
Instead he hopped on Speckles’ back to go for a ride.
Speckles yelled up to Fred, “You better hold on tight.”
And soon they took off like an airplane in flight.
Speckles ran to the field and into the flowers.
Sometimes he would go there and lay around for hours.
They watched the birds high up in the sky.
Speckles thought, “wow they go fast as they fly on by.”
Oh no, a sprinkle of rain and then came the thunder.
Quickly they searched for a tree to sit under.
Whew, they made it before the rain came pouring down.
Lucky for them they were still on dry ground.
Fred shimmied up the trunk and Speckles tried to follow after,
But he fell to the ground and they both filled with laughter.
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