Sonnet to the Domestic Dog
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Aw. Dontcha just love 'em?

There is a fact scarce known in our society
That of the world's great treasury of creatures
The one that manifests the most variety
Of size and shape and other body features
Is not a lizard, rabbit or a cat
Nor common toad nor more uncommon frog
It's not a shrew or mouse or vole or rat
It's our best friend, much-loved domestic dog
It's black, white, brown, grey, even red like setters
From shaggy sheepdog to the Chinese hairless
From those where breeders really should know better
To marvellous mongrels mating free and careless
--- But tell me why if this should be the case
--- They share the same daft look upon their face?