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Dog Lovers' Poems

Jeff Kennett










Dog Lovers' Poems

Jeff Kennett

“Dogs enrich our lives if we let them. This collection includes my favourite dog poems, many sent to me over the years by people who simply wanted to share their appreciation and love for their dog. Because like us humans, each dog is unique.” - Jeff Kennett

The ultimate tribute to man’s best friend and a must-read for all dog lovers, this updated collection of dog poems, prose and lyrics compiled by Jeff Kennett is a mix of sweet, heartwarming and relatable tales of and gratitude for our four-legged friends.

The book originated after Jeff did a stint on Melbourne radio station 3AW and read a number of his favourite dog poems on air. The result was electric — a great deal of talkback about dogs, requests for more poems, requests for poems to be re-read. Many listeners sent in their favourite poems and the first edition of this book was the result. This updated edition comes 17 years after the first edition and brings just as much joy to dog owners and lovers as it did on its first release.


Jeff Kennett AC was the founding Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, and was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999. Prior to that he was Leader of the Opposition 1982-1989; 1991-1992. In 2005 Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia. He is the author of Kennett: Insights & Reflections (Wilkinson Publishing).