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The chubby puppy sleeps all day

    And doesn’t come when called.

The chubby puppy sleeps all night

    And in his bed lays sprawled.


The chubby puppy comes to life

    When food’s put on his plate,

But running in the park?  Oh no!

    For running’s what he’d hate.


When the children fetch his lead,

    You’ll hear his fearsome snores,

For he’s content that they go out

    Whilst he just stays indoors.


The chubby puppy yawns and yawns

    And then, of course, curls up –

And of all the pups I’ve ever met

    He’s the plumpest, laziest pup.



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Sometimes I'm tempted to get rid of a poem when I think it may not be my best but I'm always stopped in my tracks by children or teachers who don't want me to do this.  So this poem was chosen by children in a school in Colorado as their favourite poem to perform - and they obviously enjoyed it very much and did a good performance for my skype visit to their classroom, so there it is, it stays.  You can always do a picture or send me a photo if you'd like it to accompany your favourite poem.  Josie

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