Dogfish & Catfish
Some people like catfish.
Some people like dogfish.
Some people are torn between the two –
not ‘literally’ of course –
But, have you ever considered
that a catfish may act like a cat,
and a dogfish might act like a dog?
You could never take a catfish for a walk;
and a dogfish that barked would be strange
a catfish meowing to be let back indoors,
once in, meowing to be then outgoing;
And a dogfish eating your sofa,
chewing your slippers and socks;
howling to be taken for ‘walkies’
fetching thrown sticks, picking up rocks.
Catfish and dogfish
fighting like cats and like dogs;
dogfish chasing catfish
and then chasing their tales;
Catfish bringing in mice, birds, and occasional snails.
We’d surely love them to pieces
and treasure their worth
If these two fish species
ever walked on the Earth.