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DOGGY SWEATER, a Poem for the Young at Heart

(Note: This poem has been made into a one-and-a-half-minute animated video with the help of Steve.AI. It’s on Youtube here.)

Doggy Sweater,

a poem by Jenifer Tull-Gauger

My two-year-old nephew laughed,

Not once, but both times,

When he saw our smallish dog

Wearing a yellow Sponge Bob sweater.

Reminded me of when I was little,

Thinking dogs in sweaters were funny,

My brown eyes were as big as my nephew’s.

At two, I was just as cute.

picture of doggy sweater to go with children's poem

But I never got to see

A doggy as cute as Loki,

Mickey Mouse face,

Glowing white coat,

Great ears up

But folded at the top,

Stump of a tail surrounded by a rump-spot,

Big, chocolate-brown nose twitching

At the end of a pointed snout.

Dog similar to the one in the poem wearing a handmade SpongeBob doggy sweater

I never got to laugh

A freeing toddler chuckle

On seeing such a cute

Doggy in a yellow sweater.

dog wearing a SpongeBob doggy sweater

(Read more of Jenifer’s children’s poems here.)

Jenifer Tull-Gauger Kyoshi

Children's picture book author/illustrator. Traditional karate teacher and practitioner. Loves drawing and all kinds of art. Also into animals, plants and Mother Nature.

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