It was a dark night
When I heard a sound.
It was a barking sound,
But I didn't know where it came from.
I had to go out and see what it was.
I opened the door
And went out to the garden
To find the source of the bark.
It was dark outside,
So I turned on my flashlight
And looked around to see what was making the noise.
I saw birds hanging from the telephone wire,
Although they never show up after dusk.
I looked throughout the garden,
When I suddenly heard the barking.
As I got closer,
The barking got louder.
I could hear it coming from a nearby bush.
I found the nearest bush
And pointed my flashlight at it.
That's when I saw that the barking noise
Was coming from a small dog.
The dog gave a yelp as I shone the flashlight at it,
Which gave me quite a shock.
I didn't know how a dog came into my garden,
But I knew that it seemed to be stray.
Slowly, I walked over to the dog
And gave it a gentle stroke.
The dog seemed to like me
And followed me back into the house.
To this day, I have kept the dog
And he is my new pet.
I am grateful he barked for me on that dark night
For I have made a friend.