“A Dumped Dog’s Prayer” was written by Phyllis Smith and is available along with 75 more poems in a book called “Our Best Friends”.
A selection of RSPCA approved poems and rhymes about animals and animal welfare related themes.
An animal themed nursery rhyme for your classroom: The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout, Down came the rain and washed the spider out!
One by one, they pass by my cage, Too old, too worn, too broken, no way. Way past his time, he can’t run and play. Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.
Five little ducks, Went out one day, Over the hill and far away. Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.” But only four little ducks came back.
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
Sing along and have fun with the ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’ nursery rhyme all about farm animals!
The ants go marching one by one, Hoorah! Hoorah! The ants go marching one by one, Hoorah! Hoorah!
Baa baa black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three bags full.
The Tiger, by William Blake. Tiger, tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Each night when I’m about to sleep, I can hear a possum begin to sneak!
First I hear a shuffle… and then I hear a snuffle… and then I hear a great big scuttle!