What sort of pets do you like best -
The active ones or those who rest?
The little ones or larger ones,
The timid ones or daring ones?
What sort of pet do you prefer -
The one who barks or those who purr?
The fluffy ones or scruffy ones?
The lazy ones or crazy ones?
I like the one who loves me most,
Who’s always there to share my toast:
The waggy one, the shaggy one,
The ‘take-me-for-a-walkie’ one.
Copyright on all my poems
Yes, this poem was also chosen in 2010 by teachers and children, and was published by AMS Educational Publishers, Leeds. Not available now except on my website.
It is also published by Oxford University Press. Josie