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Why Pa Ain't Pet Sittin' No More

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Why Pa Ain't Pet Sittin' No More

While Ma was away, Pa lost Tweety
while pet-sittin’ for his friend Petey.
Then at dinnertime, Ma
said, “I’m so sorry, Pa,
but this bird I found ain’t very meaty!”

Another time, it was a frickin’
frog he lost. While pa was lickin’
his chops over dinner,
Ma beamed, “What a winner!
That frog I found tastes just like chickin.”

Another time “Hillbilly Jake”
Asked Pa to please watch his pet snake.
Ma was out of the loop;
saw that snake and made soup.
It was more than her husband could take. . .

Pa hollered out, “What’s wrong with you?
Every pet I sit ends up as stew!”
“Keep your eye on them critters,
or they’ll end up as fritters.
I’m not here,” Ma said, “runnin’ no zoo.”

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  1. Date: 7/19/2015 5:51:00 AM
    Andrea.. Congrats on your first place placement in Carol's "Story" contest.. Your story was really cute and you master the limericks!

  1. Date: 7/16/2015 7:01:00 PM
    This made me think of Granny in the Beverly Hill Billies! Loved it, congrats!

  1. Date: 7/15/2015 4:03:00 PM
    A fantastic array of limericks that tell a story. lol. Lainie (Elaine C. George)

  1. Date: 7/15/2015 12:39:00 AM
    So cute! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/14/2015 8:25:00 PM
    Andrea, these limericks made me laugh out loud! Ma and Pa too funny.Excellent job. Congratualations on your well deserved placement in the contest:-)Alexis

  1. Date: 7/14/2015 7:45:00 PM
    Ma's got quite an appetite. Sylvester would be jealous

  1. Date: 7/14/2015 10:17:00 AM
    Haha... I love this wonderful story. I thought maybe she had dementia and forgot they were pets.Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve

  1. Date: 7/14/2015 6:51:00 AM
    Making me laugh and wondering what makes you think these things up? Loved it.

  1. Date: 7/14/2015 2:02:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, Congrats in Carol's story poem win. always ~~ LINDA ~~

  1. Date: 7/14/2015 12:15:00 AM
    Andrea, awesome win...SKAT

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 5:45:00 PM
    I can't believe I've never read this before! Love your lim-story, miss A. Goin' to the faves pile. Thanks to Carol for showcasing this one. CHeeriOs…john

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 5:32:00 PM
    Wonderful and brilliant piece,Andrea....Congrats on your superb win,great friend...kudos to you.And thanks for all your comments on my works.xoxo...

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 2:24:00 PM
    A nice write Andrea, congrats on your win! I enjoyed laughing. ~Caryl

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 2:01:00 PM
    no way I'm stayin' at your house for the weekend , no way!Well done congrats :o)

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 1:33:00 PM
    Very clever story made me giggle Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx 7

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 11:09:00 AM
    Tehehehe! Such a clever story - made me laugh out loud! Love it and congratulations on a well deserved win! Pandita

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:24:00 AM
    Andrea Such a cute and funny poem. These poor pets don't have a chance if Pa watches them. LOL Thanks for the great comment on my Romantic Couple poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 12:54:00 PM
    Ha! Right on Andrea. All the power to Ma for not runnin' no fricken' zoo. This is both funny and clever all wrapped up into one. Congratulations on your win in Tracie's contest~!

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 10:48:00 AM
    Good morning and congratulations on your win in Tracie's "Make Me Giggle" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Enjoyed this, Andrea. Good for a laugh. Congrats on your win. Kim