My child and animal lovers look away

Felix is quite happy get rid of Charlie – his dog – so he can get a rabbit.
When I said, ‘if we found someone to love and care for him’
he just shrugged his shoulders
as if to say
that would be a bonus
I guess


And the cat
seeming to know that the only thing between her
and a hot date with a hessian bag and a brick down by the lake
is the fact she’s microchipped and any revelations of animal cruelty
may lead back to where it is registered she resides
has started bringing home the bacon

or the half dead mice
as the case may be.

Tally to date:
1 stunned
1 half dead
1 stiff