by Eric FergusonCat food commercials on TV
show cats of high and low degree
eating the contents of their tins
- full of nourishing vitamins,
while with a supercilious air
soft voices overhead declare
the food has such seductive taste
nothing is ever left to waste.
Their cats bound in and cannot wait
Beguiled by such persuasive prose,
out to the shops my dear wife goes.
Determined then, her plans are made
to earn a feline accolade.
She comes home laden with the lot
- there's not a brand she hasn't got,
and when she's opened up a tin
our cats are then invited in.
They look - they sniff - away each goes -
The trouble is, it seems to me,