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A Chicken, a Dog, and a Cow: A chicken, a dog, and a cow get together for tea, and a great debate ensues
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 2, 2007. 6111 views. ID = 85

A Chicken, a Dog, and a Cow

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 2, 2007. 6111 views. ID = 85
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A chicken, a dog and cow sat for tea
And graciously offered to pour some for me
So there we were sitting that fine summer day
When a big fight broke out, to my great dismay

The chicken insisted she was best of the bunch,
But the cow disagreed, for she had a hunch,
That babies need milk to grow strong and big,
And that eggs for babies aren't worth a fig.

The chicken squawked back an angry reply,
"Without eggs there be no meringue for your pie!
No cookies, no cakes, no omelettes to eat -
Cooking without eggs would be quite a feat!"

On through the evening, and into the night,
The chicken and cow kept up a loud fight
At last I decided to end all this bickering,
And turned to the dog, who sat softly snickering.

The dog gently placed his cup on his plate.
And said, "I think I can end this foolish debate!"
He looked at the chicken, he looked at the cow,
And he smiled a big smile and said, "Hear me now!"

"Tomorrow at breakfast, you know what I'll eat -
Fried eggs and warm milk, for both are a treat.
But then comes lunch, and I'll keep this quite brief;
At lunchtime I'll chow on grilled poulty and beef."

"You might think it cruel, to eat friends for my lunch,
But by this time tomorrow, I'll be best of the bunch!"

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Oct 3, 2007
It was a cute idea and I really enjoyed this poem ^^

However, "fried eggs and warm milk" seems slightly odd to me. Shouldn't it be cold milk? (I mean, that's what I normally drink xD but it could just be me...)
   ~Posted by Angela, Oct 3, 2007

Rabbit Stu
Oct 3, 2007

I think most everyone drinks it cold, but somehow I pictured the dog wanting fresh from the cow.

Then again, the dog probably wouldn't want the eggs fried either! :)
   ~Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 3, 2007

Rabbit Stu
Oct 3, 2007
Hmm. yeah. you're probably right..."warm milk" will probably distract people out of the flow of the poem...

*wanders off to go tweak it*
   ~Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 3, 2007

Hope Sinks
Oct 3, 2007
have you ever seen cats on a farm? They sit and beg for you to squirt them with warm milk straight from the cow!
   ~Posted by Hope Sinks, Oct 3, 2007

Josiah T.
Oct 4, 2007
Yup, I've seen that. I've given to 'em too! :-D
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Oct 4, 2007

Oct 11, 2007
varey original.
   ~Posted by death_shadow, Oct 11, 2007

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