American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the Spring 2002 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.


My Pocket Pet

By JoAnn McLaughlin

I have a little friend,
As cute as he can be.
He rides inside my pocket,
And gases up at me.

Sometimes when I am lonely,
And feel there is no one there,
The wiggle in my pocket,
Seems to say he cares.

Some may think a rodent,
Is only but a pest.
But I have seen some other pets,
And a mouse is really best.

He doesn’t take much room up,
And kisses come for free.
My friend within my pocket,
    Is just the friend for me. *

August 9, 2014