My Blanket-Pulling Pup

I am a blanket-pulling pup
I pull her blanket down
And she pulls it right back up
I snatch it and shake it
from side to side
And run around the house
On a tail-wagging ride
I turn around to prance
And do my you-cant-catch-me dance
Then I dart out with a fast pace
In and out rooms we race
Down the stairs like a doggy bullet
She tugs the blanket back but I pull it
Through the kitchen and out the door
It's a long game of tug-of-war!
I finally give up and let her win
She takes it from my panting grin
She puts it down and then...
I snatch it, once again!

by Sally Olson

BARKS Poetry Contest winner