ROWDY RUPERT, ROWDY RUPERT

(a “spunky and funky” poem by Timothy J. Verret about Rowdy Rupert, a pot-bellied pig at GOOD ACRES SANCTUARIES, who took a bite out of my leg today on the sanctuary)

Rowdy Rupert, Rowdy Rupert,

where do you get your spunk?

Rowdy Rupert, Rowdy Rupert,

who told you to get your spunk?

I bet it was the cows

I bet it was the goats

I bet it was the sheep

who told you so.

Rowdy Rupert, Rowdy Rupert

why you in such a funk?

Rowdy Rupert, Rowdy Rupert

who told you to be in such a funk?

I bet it was the donkeys

I bet it was the horses

I bet it was the dogs and cats

who told you so.

(oh, those dogs and cats,

companion animals my foot!

my paw!)

Everyone knows it’s the cows, the goats, the sheep, the donkeys, the horses who got that spunk when in such a funk.

(oh, those dogs and cats,

on the furniture

in the cabinets

on the table

in the bed)

Never would Rowdy Rupert ever get that spunk when in such a funk.

Rowdy Rupert got manners!

P.B.S. (Pot-Bellied Scandal): Diana Shaffer and I had a great laugh about Rowdy Rupert taking a bite out of my leg today on the sanctuary. When I made reference on a blog post earlier that GOOD ACRES SANCTUARIES was “HEAVEN ON EARTH,” it turned out today it was more like “hell on earth,” what with Rowdy Rupert taking a bite out of my leg AND Miss Misty stepping on my foot (BOTH). Diana and I (BOTH) laughed and laughed and laughed about all of this. But I got pretty serious in reflection when it dawned on me, Jesus had the solution for Rowdy Rupert taking a bite out of my leg AND Miss Misty stepping on my foot (BOTH). The solution? “Father, forgive them, for they know what they do” (Luke 23:34). YES! I do forgive Rowdy Rupert AND Miss Misty (BOTH) for taking a bite out of my leg and stepping on my foot, respectively. Of course, BOTH knew not what they were doing.

(well, to be honest, I’m not too sure about “that spunk in such a funk” where Rowdy Rupert is concerned) 🐷

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