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By Quentin Clingerman
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Our beloved Tippy
A small shorthaired mixed breed
He was a class act for our family indeed!

A year or so old when we got him
He was like a dog of wiser years
Letting children rough him up, even pulling his ears

Only when he was eating did he want left alone
To bother him then he'd snap and growl
I recall one child he made to howl!

He became part of the family in his gentle way
As much an indoor pet as out
He was such a gentle companion to have about

On a necessary trip we left him at relatives to kennel
Hardly had we gone from their home
When the cousins let him out

He evidently was picked up or killed
Attempting to get back to his own home
Tippy was forever more missed!


Tippy(c)2005 Quentin Clingerman

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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