Cat in the Box

 

You can give her a ball

or a small fluffy toy;

you can hand her a plaything

for her to enjoy; 

you can come home all laden

with ramps, posts and blocks,

but all that she’ll want

is a plain cardboard box. 

 

You can go to the pet shop

and fritter your cash

on fancy contraptions,

but that would be rash.

You can hope that your purchases

will entertain her,

but all that she’ll want

is the cardboard container. 

 

You can have lots of love

and the best of intentions

and spend all your time

coming up with inventions,

but all that you do

she will deem unacceptable:

all that she’ll crave

is the cardboard receptacle.

 

So listen in closely

and heed my advice:

no matter your gift

and no matter how nice,

the only thing certain

is this paradox:

all that she’ll want

is a plain cardboard BOX!

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