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Why Pa Ain't Pet Sittin' No More

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Why Pa Ain't Pet Sittin' No More

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: 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

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on another great win..must have missed this creative one ..so glad it's a winner ..luv..

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 11:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest,Andrea.

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Andrea-This is GREAT!!! A new fav. for me for sure along w/ Dino! Congrats. to you!

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 9:34:00 AM
    Congrats for your win in my contest Andrea and poor ole' Pa lol x0x

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 4:28:00 PM
    This is so funny that you had me laughing on this sweet poem. Animal stew on the table for tonight. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/28/2010 4:13:00 AM
    Great fun!

  1. Date: 8/25/2010 9:47:00 AM
    That was nice "running no zoo" , well rhymed n cute it is...rinki is a girls's name you guessed it right ..perhaps my *** on the beach was lil too demanding coming from a girl....n thanks for the comment ...appreciate it.

  1. Date: 8/24/2010 3:28:00 PM
    This is good in that it could easily translate into an old time blackout skit or a comic strip. There is folk humor at work here. Good luck, my dear, and thank you so much as always, Love, Gerard.

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 7:45:00 PM
    good luck in the contest very fummy good to see you still writing wonderful poetry thanks for your support take care faleshia

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 7:30:00 PM
    Great limerick chain!! frickin/lickin/chickin-- loved that! Thanks for giving me a chuckle and a big smile tonight- clever and fun! Best wishes and hugs, Kris~ PS, great some rest and relaxation, chicky! :D

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 8:16:00 AM
    Hey Andrea, excellent Limerick! Good luck in the contest with this..I needed a laugh just now. I just read a poem that made me cry! This is a already a winner in my book! About my absence...soup mail. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 11:31:00 PM
    haha.lol. Ma' sure does love her meat. . poor snake): eating every animal alive in here! & i just made "abused & accused" up, i honestly wanted to test my writing skills with a very dramatic state of mind and emotion. .and i guess it was metaphysical. something of that nature.. ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 10:02:00 PM
    What a wonderful piece! Alliteration, Humor, Meter, Rhyme, Dialect....Exceptional! It's "the" winner, Andrea! Good luck in the contest...(just in case). Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 9:45:00 PM
    Lovely limerick dear Andrea. Will surely get a win. All the very best.

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 8:43:00 PM
    Very creative and an ingenious write my freidn.. should place high in the contest for Sharon.. good luck.. of course my entry has the same name..haha..luv.. Mrs. "Sweetheart" wishes u well..luv..ciao..

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 8:13:00 PM
    Nice set of limericks Andrea, Good luck in the contest. Agape, Moses

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