Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Get A Dog!
Bayley is learning about persuasive writing and 5-paragraph essays :) Here was his latest assignment from a prompt (in bold).
What is the sound you want to hear when you open the front door? I think a dog is the best pet to have and this paper will convince you to agree with me.
One advantage is dogs can save you money. Dogs scare off burglars. When you have a dog you do not have to purchase an expensive security system. A burglar will hear your dog bark and they may choose to rob the neighbors instead since they only have a cat and forgot to turn on their expensive security system. See, you just saved more money by not having your thing stolen.
Another advantage is dogs are playful and hilarious. When you are bored, you have a friend to play with that can do things like play fetch, run, do tricks, or play tug-of-war. When your dog is playing it can be so hilarious you could film it, put it on a show like Funniest Home Videos, and possibly win a few thousand dollars. On the other hand, cats just eat, sleep and go to the bathroom in a smelly corner of your house! That is definitely not worth filming.
One last advantage is you can train dogs to do many different things. They can be taught to help you by getting the newspaper on a rainy day so you can stay dry. If you teach your dog enough tricks, they can go in a dog show. Dogs can be trained to sniff our bombs and guns and dangerous things at the airport, aid people by being their seeing eye dog, or be police dogs helping police men get into spaces that they can’t get to but the dogs can, like attics. Cats can be trained to use a litter box, and that’s about it.
Now after reading this paper, I hope that you would like a dog for a pet. Now remember, dogs save money, are playful, and can be trained. So, go get a dog!