Chinese Dog.

Guard Dog

Guard Dog

Matron Bell at Ramblings and other Nonsense   wrote a lovely blog about her porcelain cat. It sits at the bottom of her stairs keeping  a door open. I mentioned that I have an iron dog  that keeps my kitchen door open.

Matron suggested I might  write a poem about  the dog, well I never miss a chance to take up a challenge  however innocently  and kindly  put!

Chinese Dog

I know exactly from whence he came

This big  strong  dog without a name.

After a visit to China. Temples, Walls and all

My sister brought  me a present  which she

Gave to me  one day when she came to call.


He seems to have a sad air about him but that’s not true.

He is comfortable  and proud  doing what he wants to do.

Guarding  my kitchen entrance  and  front door day and night

He keeps us safe and for that I make sure he is clean and treated right.


As I said I know from whence  he came

But somehow  he has not received a name.

Do you think I could ask a favour of all you good friends.

Could you suggest  a name for him so his anonymous state ends.


I know this is an odd request for  me to ask of you

But  grateful dog and I would be if you could suggest a name or too.

So I shall thank you all in advance

For this elusive name which I hope you will suggest by chance.


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 14:47:56

    No rhyme or reason, but Chester comes to mind. 😉


  2. acuriousgal
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 14:52:04

    How about Li (Lee)…. It means strength in chinese


  3. reikiheidi
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 16:43:56

    Or Chi – Energy? 🙂 A ‘Lucky’ name x


  4. Johnny Ojanpera
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 19:16:25

    He looks like a Mr. Jones. btw, the music theme is going to be “Colors”. You have less than 24 hours. 😉


  5. Unsungpoet
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 20:49:21

    Sweet gift and poem…I’ll have to think awhile on the name!


  6. saminaiqbal27
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 21:49:51

    The poem has a pleasantness to it which I like Willow. I cannot think of a name right now but when I do i’ll let you know. Nice dog.


  7. Unsungpoet
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 21:54:28

    How about “Cosmo”?


  8. Matrone Bell
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 01:45:33

    I was thinking “Dop” for door stop 😀 Great post


  9. Martin Shone
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 17:37:31

    How about Leo after Leo Tolstoy as some people use big books like War & Peace as door stops 🙂


  10. Wendell A. Brown
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 18:26:37

    I love the poem my sister, and also all of your spoken words entries on sound cloud. You make moments beautiful. Have a very blessed week ahead!


  11. Steve Rebus
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 19:05:15

    Fantastic!! You have such a talent! 🙂


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