Winter Noses!

Copyright © 1998 Walt Zientek

My yellow guy's got perfect size,
Double coat and deep dark eyes,
Otter tail, coupled short,
Built for either ring or sport.
Level topline,balanced head;
But why the hell's his nose so red?

Metal dish with lots of kelp,
Doesn't seem to be much help,
Take him outside, let him run,
In the frozen winter sun.
Put a lamp right near his bed,
The silly thing is still bright red!

Nothing much that you can do,
Short of polish for your shoe,
Nothing in the food or drink,
Keeps the nose from turning pink;
Remember summer's coming back,
And the nose will turn to black!

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Last modified: 8-19-2000

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