An Ode to Rats
Cannot settle for just a cat So has to have a fuzzy rat Not enough to play with me Need more rats - I need three Three would leave one out the door Need 2 pairs - so I got four See them play in their aquarium I wish I was them - so much fun Four little rats all in caboodles Cinderella, Ms.Rat, Lumpy and Noodles No one could measure the food that they ate I loved them so much they ate first rate! Then on quiet and spooky night The human woke with such a fright A little rodent - poor Lumpy - hollered in pain I'll never leave them alone with the cats again My favorite one I brought to work Pooping on my shoulder her only quirk The other two sat home on and on they played While Ms. Rat and I got nicely paid The human moved and left the kitties Her man's mother would've gotten sneezies But tagging along came the rats Up in her room they played and sats Then one day Cinderella looked quite odd The girl went to the vet feeling a clod After that she knew it was no rumor Poor little rodent - she has a tumor This morning the girl awoke to feed them Before her eyes all was mayhem Cinderella - still eating - told me in gloom Poor little Noodles - will also be meeting the tomb Now the big question - what should she do? What do her iddy butty friends want her to? They seem act like nothing's the matter As their tumor filled tummies get fatter... and fatter So I sit here at work and I try not to cry Because I don't want my little friends to die To add to this - such a disgrace My evil hamster ate off her sister's face The room is no longer a place of peace Death is there and visiting each... All I can do is grab on to my favorite one And pray to the goddess we both see the sun..
Written by Amber in tribute to dying rats