Ode(r) To a Chocolate Labrador

Oh why, oh why did we not research more fully.
Before we opened our hearts to a chocolate puppy.
Giant brown eyes, oversized paws and soft coats
a heartwarming basketful of Cruft’s glossy hopes
Left us all simpering as we made our fateful pick
Of a truly world class brewer of unwaftable airslick.

A little time passed before she revealed her olfactory talent
then she surreptitiously delivered a thought provoking statement.
The violence of the odour left me half expecting to see bruises
and not without trepidation I checked drains and kids’ shoeses

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