Fred Baus Books and Poems
* SQUABBIT (skwah' beht) - a small, furry, four-footed, long-eared, bushy-tailed, animal - part SQUirrel, part rABBIT.
There's a squirrel in my yard - I can't grab it,
'Cause it has a peculiar habit.
Every time I go out
It is hopping about.
I think this squirrel thinks it's a rabbit.
I said to my dad, "Try to nab it -
This squirrel that behaves like a rabbit."
But dad went on line
To see what he could find.
Turns out that this squirrel is a SQUABBIT.
SQUABBITS really don't make such good pets.
Caging them leads to worries and frets.
They like carrots of course,
Prefer living outdoors,
Holding one sometimes leads to regrets.
So I stay a good distance away
From the SQUABBITS when I go to play.
I watch them cavort
From my big tree house fort
And dream I might catch one - someday.
In memory of Ruka who liked to chase squirrels and rabbits and would have been thrilled to see a SQUABBIT.
Try your hand at creating a fictional animal. It should be a combination of two or more real animals.
Then send your fictional animal idea to me on the "CONTACT" page. I want to know:
What is the animal called ?
How do you describe what the animal is?
Also try your hand at drafting a short poem about your fictional animal, and send that draft to me too. I will add some submitted poems to this site occasionally so others can see your work.
HERE'S AN IDEA!