Gingerly I stepped over the cat

Who was fast asleep on his sleeping mat.

His eyes blinked when I stepped on his tail,

Opened his mouth and started to wail.

He cried all day and cried all night,

Even the mice knew he wouldn't put up a fight.

They pranced around with all the cheese

Poking and prodding the cat with ease.

One day the cat gave up this depressing act,

And went to take the happy pact.