They’ll buy a hamster for their ten-year-old,
But dislike squirrels, field mice and rats.
Sane adults only go for dogs and cats.
Rabbits, maybe. No birds or lizards: That’s
Just crazy – but some folk will not be told.
They bought a gerbil for their eight-year-old.
That’s not really a rat – and, come on, eight?
Mind you, Tom did suggest they buy a mate
For "Johnny". Bloody hell, that’s not a great
Idea, son. No, that pet shop have sold
Us all the pets they’re going to. You’re old
Enough now, both of you – so just be told!