A fly came in and flew around, he buzzed this way and that.
It caused near apoplexy for my parrot and my cat.
My parrot said, “now bugger off”, my cat spoke not at all,
She was too busy flying round and bouncing off the wall.
My parrot said “I did not know that you could really fly.”
The fly, misunderstanding, said, “it’s just how I get by!”
The cat, meanwhile, was leaping up and down across the room.
The fly was sure to get caught soon and then would meet its doom.
I thought that I could help things out, and maybe swat the fly.
The parrot squawked, and grabbed the cat, and said “here let me try.”
The fur was flying all around, the cushions were all scattered;
The dogs walked in and chased the bird, and fly, and cat, all tattered.
Now, dogs, and cat, and bird, and fly, were chasing round and round.
It made me oh so giddy that I fell down to the ground.
I tumbled round and round and round, and slowly I arose,
when very much, to my surprise, the fly flew up my nose!
Very soon the cat arrived, determined to give chase.
She tried her best to catch the fly but merely scratched my face.
The cat was closely followed by the dogs, and then the bird;
The situation really was becoming most absurd!
The outcome of this saga was determined by my wife.
She smacked me on the nose, and thus she ended all the strife.
The fly was done, it was no more, all thanks to our dear mummy;
I sniffed, and swallowed; down it went, it ended in my tummy!