Friday 22 July 2022

Who you gonna call?


The scraping that sounded like you

chewing nuggets from the dog bowl,

you have form in this practice,

later diagnosed as a scratching

behind the cistern.

Google search to state of alarmum

and image of giant rat

in the toilet bowl

big enough to lift the lid

and pad about the bathroom

in search of food.

Who you gonna call?

not available for two days...

Luckily the gouging ceased or deceased

but flooding near the stop cock

and image of same Mr Rat 

padding along our water supply line

gnawing with his needle teeth

through three layers of galvanized steel

and/or polyvinyl chloride aka PVC

prompted  the question

Why do we keep a cat anyway?

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1 comment:

  1. They did chew through a pipe under our dishwasher one year. Not pleasant. A flap was installed on pipes so that they couldn't get in through them and we haven't had any problem since. Glad that they provided inspiration for poetry!