Great guessing everyone! Patty, you nailed it : ) We are on the topic of pets- those familiar, loyal faces we can tell anything to. This riddle was especially fun for me, as both of these poems are from my writing archives; ode to a cat named Monty and a dog named Jack. Wednesday, Lizzy will be reviewing an excellent book that will re-connect you with the animal inside, and Friday we will be chatting with Lisa Graff, author of the middle grade novel, The Thing About Georgie. It will be fun to learn more about our furry- and not so furry!- friends all this week. So, be sure to check back!
I stalk through the house without a care. I stare you down, then puff up my hair. I am the king of the manor, and I flaunt that around. I sleep in a bed, not on the ground. I eat from a dish that only serves fish, and I climb on top of whatever I wish. I like to complain when dinner is late, and my servants are punished by my nonchalant state. I am smug and revered in this tidy home. The chump that lives with me gets only a bone.
Jack the Avenger
I am the chump that gets the bone, and I mess up the house when left all alone. I can play outside and get snacks when I want- all it takes is a tilt or some silly stunt. I'm not as lofty as my uppity partner, but just as smart- if not smarter! For, it is I who can run outside of the house, while he's left inside entertaining a mouse. So, laugh all you want, chump I may be- Hey! there's a squirrel in that tree!
Who are they? Answer: Pets
|Jack : )|