Here is one of the most beautiful poems about dogs in Romanian literature for children: "Zdreanta" by Tudor Arghezi.
by Tudor Arghezi
Did you happen to see Rag,
The one with porcelain eyes?
He’s a dog so hairy, he’s raggedy,
But he’s handsome.
It seems he’s gathered from patches
And that they make him trip all the time.
His tatters hang
Over his eyes, his turned-up nostril,
And he’s tangled and untangled,
Like he’s spun out of [unprocessed] wool on a spindle.
He however has the ear
Of an unmatched thief [pickpocket].
He circles round the chicken coop,
Fur all messy and long,
Waiting for an hour or two
For a hen to lay an egg,
The hen clucks
When she lays a fresh egg.
Since he’s been in this household
He’s learnt a lot, and he knows [a lot],
And on his fours, crawling,
He creeps furtively,
Lays a paw, takes with his muzzle,
And he swallows the entire egg.
“Where’s the egg?” asked
The housewife. –“He ate it!”
“Wait a little, I’ll unlearn you,
Without [using] a broom and a stick,
Momma will teach you!”
And she gave him a hot egg.
But as soon as he put it in his mouth,
Rag dropped it,
And swore with a bark.
When he looks at the hen—
Rag says to himself,
“She’s a damn tricky one!”
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