Typewriter Rodeo: Take This Dog For A Walk

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

By Jodi EgertonJune 7, 2019 2:37 pm,

Who doesn’t love dogs and their tail-wagging hijinks? This poem gives the perspective of man’s best who’s determined to get what it wants on a hot summer’s day.

Take This Dog for a Walk

Hello, it is me


   And it is the summer time in Texas

Which means these things

We should go for a walk!

     But protect my paws from the hot asphalt


And we should go the park

Because I have a very specific ball

      that has been requesting to play fetch with me


And mostly

     we should go to the lake

Because I have the swimmings and I need a swim

And you will be so happy!

Spending your summer day

Checking out all the new ice cream shops

Scampering around the park playing ball

And getting the Special Pupper

   Lake Shake

      When I finish my afternoon

Of being a mer-pup.

You’re welcome, for the encouragement


To live your best adventurous life.

Now please rub my belly.


Produced by Laura Rice.