The bard and the bark: police pen ode based on shaggy dog story

Police in Derry have taken up poetry to relate a tale of how they reunited a lost dog with its owner in the city.

Sunday, 27th November 2016, 4:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:41 pm
The lost dog that inspired the poem.
The lost dog that inspired the poem.

The rhyming ode was penned by a self-publishing Foyle PSNI bard and uploaded onto Facebook after an incident in the city in which officers came across a lost golden retriever-type dog.

And this particular shaggy tale appears to have a happy ending as the owner was said to have ‘joy in her eyes’ as she was reunited with her beloved pooch.

Below is the full text of the poem:

‘When you were sleeping, as I was too,

Local Police patrolled the city for you

They stumbled upon a sad lonely dog,

Wandering aimlessly, lost in the fog

He had no lead, no food, no bone,

The Peeler thought ‘I need to get him home!’

He jumped in the car brash and bold,

Happy just to get out of the ❄️cold

They did some detecting never giving up,

Until they found the home for this pup

The owner said ‘thank you’ with joy in her eyes,

To be reunited so quick was a real surprise

We’re not usually in the dog saving business,

But we’ll always help; Merry Christmas.’