Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Our Dog Bit Our Cat

OUR DOG BIT OUR CAT

Our dog bit our cat last nite

I think that our cat is all right

Some blood in his ear, his eye’s swollen half-shut

But he’s freaked out because of the bite

 

He’s almost twenty years old

He’s survived two coyote attacks

And our dog is uptight and she heard a door slam

She just never learned how to relax

 

So our dog jumped and snapped, as poor Leo our cat

Walked unconsciously by in the dark

Leo hissed and clawed back, but the damage was done

And the dog couldn’t take the bite back

 

Cho:  When some lines are crossed, it’s hard to forgive

There’s no rules about how to behave

But we got to forgive to get on with our lives

So we figure it out case by case

Instrumental Chorus

 

Leo’s sore and looks nervous today

Traumatically stressed, he looks whacked

But I know how he feels.  It just takes time to heal

When your partner has broken the rules of your pact

 

I don’t know if a cat can forgive

Well they “live and let live” I’ve been told

After someone’s been burned, can the old trust return?

Or is the dog in the doghouse til shes dead and cold?

Guess we'll just have to see what unfolds.

 

Chorus

Yeah, we got to forgive to get on with our lives

So we figure it out case by case

 

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Written by Peter Alsop, ©2010, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Disciples of PerFection - www.peteralsop.com

 

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