by Elaine Nightingale
The day she lost the mouse,
There was chaos in the house.
How were we to know
She'd let the creature go?
Silly cat lost interest
And left the rest
With books we built a barricade,
What a dreadful fuss we made!
Trapping mousie in the corner,
Growling out to warn her -
As her eyes again with interest followed
The meal she'd not yet swallowed,
It reminded me of the day
She'd before behaved that way.
That time I'd shut her out,
The mouse was somewhere about.
Do you think that I could find it?
No! All I could do was sit.....
Frustrated sitting on the floor,
I decided I must open the door.
In she came,
What a game!
With her paw she tossed it skyward...
Just as I, by chance, stepped forward...
And caught it!!!
Dear miss mousie in the corner,
How we tried to warn her.
The cat was on the prowl,
Just hear her meowl!
In that cardboard box you go!
It's now past midnight, don't you know?
Time for bed!
I am now so hard of heart.
Without a doubt I shut her out!
I love you dearly
But if you decide you want a mouse,
You MUST stay right out of the house!
No cat capers!