Poem by an unknown author;
The families dog was bought for a guard,
Chained to a post in a chilly back yard,
Housed in a shed that was airless and dark,
And every few weeks had a run in the park.
When boredom set in with no fun and no work,
One day it broke loose and went quietly beserk.
Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild,
As it flattened his wife and then bit his child.
The police were called in to sort out the mess,
And the whole sorry tale was released to the press,
The Rescue Society was really annoyed,
So, the dog was rehomed -- and the owners destroyed.