Teresa has set up a new challenge today
Something in my head reminded me of a poem I wrote in 1983, so I’ve tweaked it a bit to include a mat
A Cat’s Delight
(Originally written 15th August 1983)
Dad brought us home a puppy,
A tiny ball of skin,
It must have cost a packet as
His wallet looked awfully thin.
A bald chihuahua pedigree,
Which looked more like a rat,
One thing was for certain,
It didn’t impress the cat!
We put it in a shoebox
Padded out with cotton wool,
A dish of milk and Farley’s
Then put it somewhere cool.
We made sure he was comfy,
And off to bed we went,
Thinking of the price of it,
How much our Dad had spent.
Next day we got up early,
Before the crack of dawn,
To look in on ‘our baby’…
Oh no! The pup had gone.
We looked in all the cupboards,
Under chairs and kitchen mat,
Behind the fridge and cooker,
We didn’t think about the cat.
Queen Puss looked smug and satisfied
She’d obviously had her fill
But God knows what our Dad will say
At having foot the bill
For her majesty’s tasty dinner,
A treat beyond compare…
She couldn’t tell the difference
T’ween mouse and pup with no hair!
Once again my apologies to all small dog owners, though this was actually based on a true story.
Nice account of happy memory
The family saw the funny side, but it took a while for the Dad to.
True story, wow!
This is gruesome.
It is a bit, but a true story nonetheless.
😂 Thats horrible! 😂
It happened though Jen
I’m sorry Di. It really must have been horrible!
Luckily not me, but the colleague of the father of a work mate
Oh I see.
Not nice for the family though I guess.
Eeeeeeek! One to ten how upset was dad ?
I didn’t know him, but understood it was probably between 12 and 15 as the pup cost a small fortune.
Oh! Life changing 💜💜💜