The Cox kids had a number of dogs,
Watchdogs, pets and some strays,

Eddy, the oldest, had begun to carouse
With a wild bunch in recent days,

Approval from parents was never sought
So the hard way was all Eddy learned,

Many a night, he kept ungodly hours,
But the dogs were thrilled when he returned,

In every instance, early or late,
They'd welcome their master home,

He'd never been known to stay out all night,
There would always be scraps or a bone,

Came a dreadful night and a car crash,
Eddy's room light continually burned,

Such howling was heard from those dogs all night long,
The night Eddy never returned.

by D. Edgar Murray