My favorite girl

has four legs.

She sheds a lot,

and loves scrambled eggs.


She travels on the gravel

to everybody’s yard.

Wanting a tasty treat

since she’s the security guard.


All the neighbors know her,

she’s a welcome site.

Unless there is no cookie

she’ll bark till they see the light.


Then prances on to the house,

and lets me know she’s home.

Gets a drink of water

and sits there like a gnome.


She keeps her eyes on the road

waiting for some action.

Anything that crosses her path,

She barks with real passion.


Her name is Olive Oil,

rat terrier extraordinaire.

And when her duties are over

she lounges in her chair.