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Sat, Mar 27 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 21

Hailing from every state in America, the third, fourth, and fifth grade entrants of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Poetry Contest submitted poems describing the love that they have for their pets as they competed for the top prize.<… more ›

Winners Crowned in Second Annual APPA National Children's Pet Poetry Contest
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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

i'm sorry, but THAT poem won? i understand she's only 8 or 9, but she made an observational report that rhymes. the dumbing down of america is a major gripe w/me, and this is evidence enough that our school systems and parental guidance are failing us.
over the summer, our paper dedicates a page to children. it has kid-friendly articles and puzzles and sometimes even poetry and essay contests. participants are between the ages of 6 and 12, and nothing this vapid or unintelligent has ever won.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

what a great idea to recognize the children

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
4 years ago

I love it!! Children who learn to appreciate animals like this will become better adults.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

you are so right. responsibility and love are some of the most importent things in life

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I totally agree!

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

Great contest to show appreciation for animals & big time congrats to Taylor!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

and apreciation for the kids growing up with love

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Amber
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Amber
4 years ago

oh man...there should have been a high school version of this when i was in school. in 9th grade, for a class, i wrote this hilarious poem about Pepper, who, in her younger days, liked to run "figure 8's" around the living room and really was an unstoppable little holy terror when she did. it also played on what had become a running joke...after having seen this one very strange picture of Pepper, a number of people (including 1 of my teachers!) independently came to the conclusion that my dog was possessed. i should try to find that sometime and post it.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

yes please post it

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di
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di
4 years ago

just love it, and what a great little poem. good job.

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
4 years ago

Great contest! Encourages the love of writing AND animals. Win-win in my book! It's nice to see that guinea pigs were mentioned in one of the winning poems.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
4 years ago

I agree.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

kavy you are so right. this poem was great and full of respect

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

yippee for the g pigs. they should be recognized too

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

Congratulations to all the winners!!

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
4 years ago

Congrats TAYLOR.That is such a cute poem. I was always around animals as a child. I think it is good for kids to have compassion for animals :)

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree It is great to see children learning compassion toward animals. I think this will also make them more compassionate toward each other.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

you are so right. to teach kids at a young age to love and respect animals

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

I am a writer of poems and stories and even prayers myself. If I was young enough to enter I would have and my poem would have been about Skitters Teddy and Shorty.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

That's a nice "untitled" poem. IF I were to title it, I think it would be "All That Matters".

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

mz it always surprizes me how much we agree on things. great title

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