Bow! Bow! Bow! So I heard the sound.
Wow! Wow! Wow! So was I spellbound.
Hop, hop, hop – so I went to the scene of action.
Romp, romp, romp – so were they tended on with passion.
Lo, a bunch of five cuddly puppies lay in the garden!
They looked up as if to say we were their guardian.
The mother dog was a brownie,
She looked scary and scrawny.
We offered her bread and some solace,
And her puppies, some shoelace!
They began to run and play,
But they were too tiny for a relay.
Ah, they left us bowled over by their mime,
Only to attract from us a gleeful rhyme.
They were sure to guard our home,
while we were away in Rome!
– Rukma Vasudev