When mum came home from her sojourn away.
She did not smell right and to my dismay,
I detected a pong that was far from alright!
In fact it was stinky, but I was polite
And didn't let on what I felt was the fact,
that she had been cuddling a foreigner cat.
Yes it is true, I suspected as much,
that she is in fact a very soft touch.
So when this intruder approached with a purr,
she gave in completely and did not demur.
He stared at her hard and gave the slow blink
And before she knew it, on her lap he did slink.
Dash it all! He's a handsome cove!
cove - Brit. informal, a man
(mid 16th century: perhaps from Romany kova ‘thing or person’)