I have a cat named Trouble
He’s old, smiling, going on eight
My grandson bought a new pet
Now my troubles are double
He’s supposed to be friend for Trouble
He is named Ezekiel call him Zeke for short
He’s a ferret of all things,
I can’t complain, might burst Billy’s bubble
He lives in a Ferret condo, upstairs and down
My cat contented to just share my bed
Zeke is locked up most of the time
When he’s out there is mayhem, the two tumbling around
Now who is king of the roost, Trouble has territorial rights
But Zeke is nimble and quick and likes to get the kitty’s goat
Good thing Trouble is bigger by far
Or Zeke could win all the rumbling, tumbling fights
Trouble gives him a swat and Zeke flies through the air
That’s after Zeke has ran him ragged and teased
I watch hoping they won’t hurt each other
Then realize in the animal kingdom all’s fair
Trouble is sleeping right now peacefully
And Zeke is in his hammock zonked out
It’s quiet time here at my animal ranch
This me time I accept each night gratefully
This week’s challenge:write a modern fable.
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