The Ambiguous Dog, by Arthur Guiterman

The Ambiguous Dog

The Dog beneath the Cherry-tree
Has ways that sorely puzzle me:   Behind, he wags a friendly tail;
Before, his Growl would turn you pale!   His meaning isn't wholly clear--
Oh, is the Wag or Growl sincere?   I think I'd better not descend--
His Bite is at the Growly End. - Arthur Guiterman

Arthur Guiterman