Where, oh where, has that little dog gone?
I have no idea where he’d be.
I’ve searched all over the house, three times,
and he’s nowhere that I can see.
He’s not beneath the covers this time,
or hidden in one of your drawers.
He’s not fallen down behind the couch
or hiding behind cupboard doors.
I’ve tipped the boxes out on the floor
and sifted through all of the junk.
I’ve looked behind the books on the shelf
and inside the old wooden trunk.
I’ve looked outside on the trampoline
and even looked up in the tree.
He’s not behind the new water tank.
I simply don’t know where he’d be.
I’m terribly sorry my darling,
but unless you can tell me where,
I won’t search for him a second more.
You’ll just have to sleep with your bear.
(PS We found Doggy the very next day!)
© Kristin Martin 2013
Yes it was pretty sad for him to loose his little stuffed doggy but it was a great poem!
He did get his toy dog back a few days later.
I always loose things! I got taught that if you loose something you have to retrace your steps and soon you will find the thing you are looking for! I’m not sure if that works for everyone?
It is so sweet that your son still has his toy dog! My Mum thinks I should give away some of my toys but they are all still important to me even if I don’t use them!
That is good advice for when you lose things. I often do that too.
I hope you found your little lost dog.from Ava.
We did find it! It was my son’s favourite toy when he was little, and although he lost it quite regularly, we always found it! He still has it, even though he’s a teenager now.
Where did you find that LITTLE LOST DOG?!
The toy dog got lost so many times! Once we found it on the trampoline, another time it was inside a tea pot. We always found it eventually! My son still has it somewhere, even though he’s a teenager now.
I some times lose things and I have to search the whole house for it. Luckily, I always find that lost thing!
I’m glad you always find the lost thing. We always found the toy dog!
i love your poem i lose stuff all the time and ive been in that exact situation once when i was younger
i think you are a great poet
I hope you find the things you lose.
We found the doggy a few days later- my son still has it, though he is a teenager now.
I like poetry and I like writing limericks. My favourite poet of all time would be Banjo Paterson. I love this poem because I can relate to it easily because I always lose my LEGO, my drawings and my books and I can never seem to find them! Do you often lose things like me and your son?
Thank you for you comment. I love Banjo Patterson too! My favourite poem of his is Mulga Bill’s Bicycle. What’s your favourite?
My son is a teenager now, but he still loses things. I don’t lose things very often, but when I’m tired I sometimes can’t remember where I put things.
I loved your poem and liked how it rhymed, I loved that you poem had all mixed emotions happy sad and humor.
This poem was funny and entertaining. I liked how soomthely it rhymed, and the storyline was great! I liked how you said you looked everywhere, but you just couldn’t find it, and you told them they would just have to sleep with their teddy bear. Tell me, what gave you inspiration for this poem??
My son kept losing his toy dog. We always found it eventually.
Hi, Kristin, I love this poem but its also very sad and in the end
did they find it?
We did find the toy dog. My son used to lose it all the time, but he still has it now (and he’s now a teenager!)
that was very sad but did you find the dog at the end.
Yes, we did!
That’s a shame. Did you ever find it in the end.
Yes, we did. I should add that to the poem, because a lot of readers feel sad that the dog was lost.
Dear kristin one time we were on holiday and my brother left his teddy bear there and he got home and realized that it wasent there devistating right
That is devastating! Did he ever get it back?
We always found the little lost doggy, though sometimes it took a few days.
No we didn’t because it was 5 hours away at flinders rangers
Yes it is
I loved this poem even though it was sad
Been loving your poems.
We did find the doggy a few days later.
Sometimes that happens to me as well! I love that poem.
The poem was cute but sad because the toy doggy was lost
but im glad the bear was there, I still sleep with my bear and unicorn and I would be upset if my toys were not in bed with me
Really liked your poem Kristin
Thanks for your comment. I wrote this poem about my son and his toy dog. He would lose it for days at a time, but he always found it eventually.
Your bear and unicorn sound lovely.
I don’t own a dog but if I did and it went missing I wouldn’t be able to sleep at all at night even with a teddy bear. I’m glad that the dog was found the next day though.
The dog in the poem is a toy!
I hope the dog was found.
This poem was very sad.
The dog was fond the next day!
Oh no what happend to the dog, did he find the dog?
Yes, we found the dog the next day.
Please take a break and start searching again coz then only you tend to think the places you have not search as your mind is fresh . But as poem says do not stop searching him coz he might be in danger.
It’s OK. The toy dog turned up the next day.
love your poem keep it up
I think that this is a sad poem because you lost your dog and dogs are the best. At least you have your teddy bear. Did you really lose your dog? What inspired you to write about this anyway?
I wrote this poem about my son when he was little. He would often lose his toy dog- but we always found it eventually.
I always like to read poems about dogs. But this is bit sad becasuse this dog went missing. I also have a little soft toy doggy on my bed.
Thank you for your lovely poem
It’s OK, we found the toy dog the next day!
this poem reminded me of when I see dogs in Sri-Lanka. I feel sorry for them . I imagine what it would feel like being kicked out of your house.
kind regards Tirath
I’d feel sorry for anyone without a home.
This poem is just like me, I lose my toys all the time but eventually I find it in the most unusual places.
I’m glad you found your toys!
I felt lost myself when I read the poem. It is so lonely and scary for a toy to be lost because it is like your best friend. It is a lovely sad poem.
I’m sorry to hear you felt lost. Do not worry, the toy dog was found again the following day.
Did you ever lose one of your pets when you were younger? I have before but we found him again.
I’m glad to hear you found your pet again.
The doggy in this poem is a toy- it was lost quite frequently, but was always found again.
That was a good but sad poem have you lost your dog once?
My son regularly lost his toy dog when he was little, but we always found it eventually.
I feel worried that the dog cannot be found . why didn’t you
write the last bit? of the poem also i would like to hear it.
That toy dog would go missing for a day or two but it always turned up eventually.
So sweet and cute!
What a nice and sad poem at the same time!
Where was he?
Thank you for your comment. I don’t remember where the doggy was, but we always found it, eventually.
this is a good poem where did you get your inspiration?
I was inspired by my son. He used to leave his toy dog in the strangest places when he was little. I spent a lot of time looking for it. Once I found it in a teapot!
Mummy, these poems are good.
Thanks, Matt. I’m glad you think so.