Man’s Best Friend

Alex & Thumper



The dog is man’s best friend.

He has a tail on one end.

Up in front he has teeth.

And four legs underneath.

Dogs like to bark.

They like it best after dark.

They not only frighten prowlers away

But also hold the sandman at bay.

A dog that is indoors

To be let out implores.

You let him out and what then?

He wants back in again.

Dogs display reluctance and wrath

If you try to give them a bath.

They bury bones in hideaways

And half the time they trot sideways.

Dogs in the country have fun.

They run and run and run.

But in the city this species

Is dragged around on leashes.

Dogs are upright as a steeple

And much more loyal than people.

Well people may be reprehensibler

But that’s probably because they are sensibler.

~Ogden Nash

Alex & Thumper, a painting in watercolor and pencil was a commission. If you are interested in capturing a likeness of your dear ones, let’s talk.

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