Which give new meaning to the word "doggerel"!
A nose with four legs defines a beagle.
And though his lineage is regal,
(Elizabeth 1 kept a slew),
This might not be the dog for you.
For a beagle's hearing is selective.
He hears only what he wants to hear,
And drives his owner to curses and invective.
A beagle does only what he wants to do.
Caring nothing for what's convenient for you-
He wants only to sniff, and sleep, and snack.
Nirvana for him is a rabbit's track.
And pity the owner, trapped in a car,
Who drives by the verge where the rabbits are,
And has his ears blistered by yowl and roar.