The 33-word piece that follows, is a parody of Rudolph’s rondo, and a true story, relating my confusion over my tree lights. I had deliberately switched off the lights of our beautifully trimmed Christmas tree, and was on my way up to bed, when I realized that, inexplicably, the lights were ON. As I set about to deduce the cause (i.e. a short in the string of lights, premature onset of senility, etc.), I saw a very guilty doggie staring back at me. “What? It wasn’t me!” “But I knew better: In his enthusiasm to reach a low-hanging candy cane, he had “found” our magic golden ball…a touch-activated device, by which the tree lights are powered on and off. “It’s his favorite trick now!
Bandit the cold-nosed Cavie,
Had a very skillful snout,
Touching the gold ball (light switch),
Christmas lights would soon go out.
Bandit, the cold-nosed Cavie:
“Sit! Stay! Now…turn lights ON! “