I do not deliberately set out to annoy,

Nor do I purposefully try to destroy,

But I’m only a puppy, so most things are a toy,

And munching on biros does bring me joy!

My teeth need to sharpen, so that’s why I chew,

The pen tasted nice, I can’t help that it’s blue,

Besides, I need something that’s canine to do,

It’s not that I’m trying to irritate you.

I’ve a penchant for pens and for firewood,

And anything chewable in the neighbourhood,

But I’m now lying here quietly, trying to be good,

I’m not really naughty, just misunderstood! 

© Text / Image Caro Ness 2016