The Big Folks' Meal is done, the Pantry closed;
They'll get no more till Cook feels so disposed.
But still a Bone lies buried 'neath the Vines
For me, quite succulent though decomposed."
Take a classic epic poem, known and loved the world over.
Add a small hairy dog.
Re-write the poem, centering it on a first person narrative from the dog's point of view.
Find a publisher who shares your vision.
This last step is the bit that we thought would be difficult — but as you can see from some of these books here, not all publishing companies are bothered by insignificant little things like making a profit.
So, we thought it's about time some other great literary classics were updated for the four-legged reading public.
Here are some suggestions for those budding writers out there, who perhaps need a little inspiration.
The Ancient Mariner — An Albatross's Tale
I Wandered Lonely as a Sheep
Ode to a Grecian Goat
Do not go gently into that good dog house
To Pussies, to Make the Most of Time
N.B. We can in fact be extra proud as the author was a Kiwi, and the dog in question an inhabitant of Nelson, New Zealand.