Pusscat, watch out, an embroidered owl
Scowls from a pillow on the bed,
Grey Miss Pusscat, please don’t growl,
Granddad will hear what you just said.
Nanny, this candle isn’t lit,
Mice can nibble me if they try.
That dratted owl, I’m afraid of it,
Who embroidered him and why?
Source: Waters, Fiona (ed.) Poems from Many Cultures (London: Evans Brothers Limited, 2005) p. 88