My ball! My ball! My ball! My ball is gone!
When I lay down to nap, my ball was here.
My mom is laughing. Something’s going on,
But she won’t tell me. I’ll find, never fear!
I cannot find. But over there is Cat.
I bet Cat knows. She always knows. I’ll bark
Until she comes to shut me up. What’s that?
She says that she could find it in the dark?
But it’s still day. Oh, I get it! A fee?
My table scraps allowance? For how long?
No way! I miss my ball though. All right, see
If you can find it. Wait there, something’s wrong.
She found it awful fast. The crime boss Squirrel
And Cat were in cahoots, that nasty girl!
— With many thanks to Kris Sherrod and her ball-crazy dog, Jack (see photo) for the inspiration!