7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Winners: Sophia 8th Grade

8th Grade Sophia Dutton

EIGHTH GRADE WINNER
One Dog’s Journey
By: Sophia D.

Down in the kennel, a puppy discovers,
News that makes him separate from the others.
“He’s been here too long” he hears them say,
And he suddenly realizes, his life is at stake!
Not adopted, unloved, and rejected by many,
He thinks that perhaps he not worth a penny.
The barks of others do not reach his ears
As his eyes swim with unshed tears.
But the next morning he hears them say,
“A family is coming to see you today!”
His heart fills with longing for a true home,
Maybe this family will call him one of their own!
When the family sees him, they fill with joy,
The air resonates with sounds of “good boy!”
The times passes, he must go back through the door,
But he doesn’t want to leave, and sits on the floor.
The family realizes that he is the one.
The puppy is loyal, loving, and fun!
A week later, Dad’s car comes back around the bend.
That day, the puppy’s name goes from Billy to Ken.
He takes him home, that young little lab,
And Ken knows that he is no longer sad.
Ken is our dog our dog now, I love him each day,
And from adopting him there is something I must say:
Remember those homeless dogs and their plea.
They’re all alone and need you and me!
So next time you’re considering getting a dog,
Try visiting the shelter that’s just down the block.
Really, it’s your love and care that they seek,
For all dogs need a safe place to sleep.
So perhaps there’s a dog that you can rescue.
And honestly its one the best things you can do!

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7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Winners: Faith, 7th Grade

7th Grade Faith & Dante

SEVENTH GRADE WINNER
My Rescue Pup
By: Faith C.

 He wakes me every morning,
And jumps up on my bed,
Kissing me till I wake up,
And stepping on my head!

 He’s happy and energetic,
And he likes to run around,
But when it comes to belly rubs,
He rolls upon the ground.

 At two days old, on the side of the road,
He and his siblings were found alone.
We rescued him, and now we know,
He rescued us and now he’s home.

Every night, he tucks me in,
And then he curls up small.
He knows that we all love him,
And we know he loves us all.

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7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Winners: Mallory, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mallory Sterner

SIXTH GRADE WINNER
My Cookie
By: Mallory S.

 My pet is a mini
He is a guinea
Cookie monster is his name.

He loves to talk and chatter
when something is the matter,
or sometimes when he wants a snack.

To me only he will respond
because we have a special bond
I love my guinea pig.

Am I obsessed?  A little, maybe.
After all he is my baby.
He really loves me too.

He loves to cuddle and to play.
I love him more than I can say.
My best pal, Cookie.

 Some people like dogs and cats,
gerbils, iguanas, even rats.
Me, I love my pig.

 As for me I’ll take my pig
even though he’s not that big.
Thanks to mom and dad for Cookie.

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7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Winners: Medha, 5th Grade

5th Grade Medha

FIFTH GRADE WINNER
My Dog, My Friend
By: Medha G.

 When she bounds over to me,
Her tongue out, panting vigorously,
I feel joy,

When she stares up at me,
Her eyes begging me to play,
I feel wanted,

When she rolls over with her paws in the air,
Begging me to scratch her belly,
I feel loved,

 When she trots along the sidewalk,
Her eyes full of excitement at the new wonders opened to her in the world,
I feel curious,

When she arches her back,
With a look of determination in her eyes,
I feel courage,

My dog is truly my best friend,
Opening the door to my true emotions.

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7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Winners: Peyton, 3rd Grade

3rd Grade Peyton and Daisy

THIRD GRADE WINNER
My Four Furry Friends
By: Peyton L.

 We rescued some animals
That I adore.
We used to have none,
But now we have four!

 First we have Morty,
a cat that I love.
He likes to hang out
High up above.

 Then there’s his brother, Gibby.
He is also a cat.
I have to mention,
He is very fat!

 They love to wrestle.
They love to play.
But most of all,
They sleep all day.

 With one at my feet,
And one at my head,
I never feel lonely
When I’m in my bed.

 Next we have Louie,
A dog from Louisianna.
He used to be hoarded,
But a great life with us
He has been awarded.

 Last we have Daisy,
She’s as soft as a sheep.
We saved her from being put to sleep.
She lived in Florida,
A sunny place.
She’s as sweet as can be
And has a pretty face.
Now she lives in New Jersey
And is a Therapy Dog.
Making people happy is her job.

 That was my poem
And now I am done.
I hope you now realize
that pets are so fun!

Peyton creatively spent her classroom’s prize money on pet education and pet oxygen mask kits to be distributed among her local ambulance company and volunteer fire department.

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7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Winners: Mollie, 4th Grade

4th Grade Mollie

FOURTH GRADE WINNER
A Puppy’s Love
By: Mollie T.

 From the moment you bring her home
To the hundredth time you’ve thrown her bone
You know she will always be your friend
And full of love that never ends.
Little paw prints on the floor
Getting bigger, more and more;
She grows up fast, but still the same,
A puppy’s love will never change.
You used to hold her in your palm
Now she’s just too big and long
But all along, you’re still knowing
Your dog’s loyalty does not stop growing.

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New Talking Animal Video!

In case you missed it… Check out our latest Talking Animals video, Cosmic Guinea Pig, featuring a guinea pig who has BIG questions about life and his existence! Seems like he really needs a PAL to talk to! Share with your pals and comment below to let us know what you think! Enjoy!

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