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The Ballad of Peabody and Little Miss

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I tried to set this to the tune of 'Robin Hood and Little John' from the Disney animated movie 'Robin Hood' from way back in the 70's - the one that goes "oo-de-lally, oo-de-lally, golly what a day."

Peabody and Little Miss, checkin' out the kitchen
Knockin' over the trash can to get the treats inside
When caught, he runs out the back door to escape friction
While she jumps on the counter to find a place to hide

Peabody and Little Miss, explorin' out back
So many socks to bury, so many balls detected!
She sees the tiny bird and goes on the attack
While he warns, "This is MY yard - it will be PROTECTED!"

Peabody and Little Miss didn't always get along
Little Miss was a gift of long-ago Christmas morn
When Peabody arrived last year, she hissed, "You don't belong!"
But now they are as close as brother-sister born

Peabody and Little Miss are ready for their cat-nap
Satisfied with everything they left topsy-turvy
So Peabody launches his forty pounds into my lap
And Little Miss follows him up, delicate and curvy

Peabody and Little Miss are true collabarators
Leaving chaos in my house that's now two times greater!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 3/24/2018 4:59:00 PM
This is such a gloriously light and affectionate poem Michelle - I could pick it up and cuddle it!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/25/2018 8:28:00 AM
Thank you for your fun comment, Nina!
Date: 3/23/2018 10:28:00 AM
So cute, Michelle! I could just pinch those furry 'little' cat-nappers' cheeks, so to speak. :) Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/23/2018 11:05:00 AM
Oh yes, they're cute - until they steal your cookies! (which just happened the other day) but I love them anyway-
Date: 3/22/2018 5:04:00 PM
You have to love animals. We have a mini poodle and a stray cat that adopted us. I can relate and imagine the mayhem!! Wonderful write!!...pat
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/23/2018 8:18:00 AM
Thank you pat - yes they were both rescue animals, can't image my life without them!
Date: 3/21/2018 9:38:00 AM
This is adorable. I related to each clever stanza and grinned the whole way through the read. No comments makes no sense - it truly is cute, warm and witty. All the best ... CayCay
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/23/2018 8:19:00 AM
so appreciate your thoughtful comments, CayCay!