I bought a doe from Lesley
Mated to a winning buck.
(I wanted something nice to show
And thought I’d try my luck).
I put her in a roomy hutch
Without disturbing her too much,
I fed her on the best of fare
And told her just how much I care.
After a month (her name’s Delight)
She had some babies in the night;
I dared not look at them in case
They vanished not leaving a trace!
But on the awful morning after,
One tiny head I found –
So perfectly dismembered
‘twould have made a surgeon proud!
I gave her a big pile of greens
Before looking for the rest.
Imagine my sighs of relief
Seeing three wholebabies in the nest!!
Now they are getting sleek and fat
Dare I hope and pray
That one of them will catch the eye
Of Mrs P one day??
Poem By Yvonne Fothergill-Hobbs