Be the Boss!
I said to my mother, “I’m standing my ground;
No longer will anyone push me around!”
I then turned to Pete and said, “Food is not free;
Today is the last day you’ve leeched off of me.
You sit and you beg; you eat food off our table.
You won’t walk alone even though you are able.
You’re constantly taking my bed as your own.
You must make a change; you are almost full grown!
Pete, be the boss not the bump on the log!”
“Nice start,” said my mother. “But Pete is a dog.”
My word is "leeched." We still have a 500 character limit. I think I am at 470.