I got a new dog,

Addition’s his name,

He lives in the kitchen,

Eating’s his game!

Once daily, Addition,

Adds to his weight,

Thinks all types of dog foods,

Are tasty and great…

He weighed in at 4 pounds,

But added 4 more,

8 pounds was the sum,

He couldn’t squeeze out the door…

8 pounds?

Not big! He added 8 more,

The sum was 16,

He was growing galore!

I yelled, 16’s enough!

“Don’t grow any bigger!

Any more pounds,

Was too heavy to figure!

But he added again,

The sum was real bad,

16 + 16

I felt kind of mad…

32 pounds,

He looked like a hog,

Couldn’t walk, or go swimming,

Or chase balls, or jog!!

Addition kept adding,

And putting on pounds,

Until his stomach did gurgle,

With groaning-type sounds!!!

Now Addition’s so big,

It’s just a sad fact,

I’ll need dog, Addition,

To learn to subtract…