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Jeana Pointe United States (6/26/2013 2:58:00 AM)

I read a poem in high school. I don't remember the name of it, but it goes (first 4 lines) : A dollar dog is all mixed up, A bit of this, a bit of that, I got mine when he was a pup, So small he slept in an old hat. Can anyone help me find the poem please?

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  • Laura Burns (6/26/2013 12:31:00 PM) Post reply

    THE DOLLAR DOG
    by John Ciardi

    I had a dollar dog named Spot.
    He wasn’t much, but he was a lot
    Of kinds of dog, plus a few parts flea,
    Seven parts yapper, and seventy-three
    Or seventy-four parts this-and-that.
    The only thing he wasn’t was cat.
    He was collie-terrier-spaniel-hound
    And everything else they have at the pound.
    Yes, some might call him a mongrel, but
    To me he was a thoroughbred, pedigreed mutt.
    A middle-sized nothing, or slightly smaller,
    But a lot of kinds to get for a dollar.

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