Typewriter Rodeo: My Dog Stinks

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieNovember 18, 2016 10:56 am,

Man’s Best Friend. The family pet. Hunting companion. Support animal. Texans have dogs for all sorts of reasons, in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But anyone who has ever spent time around a big smelly dog knows that it’s not all rainbows and games of fetch – sometimes, dogs just stink.

My Dog Stinks

Oh dear god
What is that odor?
It’s like my dog
Has an internal motor

Churning out smells
Like warmed-over death
Think that fart was bad?
Try smelling his breath

Sure go ahead, pet him
Scratch around in that fur
Just be ready
When your vision starts to blur

It infuses our house
From top floor to bottom
World’s stinkiest dog?
Yeah, we’ve got him

So we hold our noses
And sometimes wear gloves
Yeah I guess we’ve gotten used to
The odor, of love.


Produced by Laura Rice.