Little Lost Doggy

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

71 thoughts on “Little Lost Doggy

  1. Hi Kristin,
    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!

    Love Clara

    • Hi 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.


        • Hi Sapphira,

          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.


  2. Hi Kristen,
    I some times lose things and I have to search the whole house for it. Luckily, I always find that lost thing!


  3. hi kristen
    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
    from mikayla

  4. Hi Kristin,
    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?

    — Aden

    • Hi Aden,

      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.


  5. Hi Kristin
    I loved your poem and liked how it rhymed, I loved that you poem had all mixed emotions happy sad and humor.

  6. Hi Kristin
    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??

  7. 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

  8. 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

    • Hi Hollie,

      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.


  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. Hi kritin,
    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


  13. Hi Kristin,
    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

  14. This poem is just like me, I lose my toys all the time but eventually I find it in the most unusual places.
    From Lysha

  15. 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.

    – Thisama

    • 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!

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