Grover Can Whimper

by Eric Ode
(sing to the tune of ”Over the Riber and Through the Wood”)

Grover can whimper and lick your face,
He’ll stretch, and he’ll fetch your shoe.
He knows how to stay, to sit, and to lay,
and to howl and growl on cue.

Grover can nuzzle and pant and bay.
He sniffs, and he digs a hole.
He sheds and heels and gulps his meals
and drinks from the toilet bowl.

Grover can piddle. He yips and fights.
He bites at the postman’s legs.
He nips at the gnats and chases the cats.
He pants and barks and begs.

Grover rolls over to scratch a flea.
I guarantee it’s true.
To get your kicks, come see the tricks
my brother has learned to do.

Text © Eric Ode, reprinted from Oh My Darling, Porcupine, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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