bounce, fop and pope

don't even think about sharing my cushion!

Baroness does not approve of my reading Pope.  But, too bad!  This little poem is one of my favorites.  Mummi has two of these silly dogs, and they accompany her everywhere!  Alexander Pope’s dog, Bounce, wrote this little verse to Fop, the irritating spaniel belonging to that famous tart, Countess Henrietta Howard:

We Country Dogs love nobler sport,
And scorn the pranks of Dogs at Court.
Fye, naughty Fop! where  e’er you come
To fart and piss about the room,
To lay your head in every lap,
And, when they think not of you – snap!