Front Cover
 Our dog
 Our cat and kittens
 Our rabbits
 Our squirrel
 Back Cover

Group Title: Our four-footed friends and favourites.
Title: Our four-footed friends & favourites
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080724/00001
 Material Information
Title: Our four-footed friends & favourites
Physical Description: 4 leaves, 4 col. leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Creator: T. Nelson & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: c1890
Subject: Animals -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1895
Bldn -- 1890
Genre: Children's poetry
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Scotland -- Edinburgh
General Note: Cover-title.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00080724
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001859771
oclc - 26950410
notis - AJT4197

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Our dog
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Our cat and kittens
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Our rabbits
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Our squirrel
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Back Cover
        Back Cover
Full Text


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UR dog is named Nep, and a fine dog is he,
Five miles I would ride such a fine dog to see;
One better than he surely no one could wish,
He runs like a hare, and he swims like a fish.
Throw a stick in the lake-he'll soon fetch it out;
As a watch-dog, his worth no schoolboy can doubt.
O'er broadest of rivers we think he could swim-
A plunge in the sea would be nothing to him.
We should tire you all, and astonish you too,
If we told you of all that our favorite can do.
The short word for Neptune is Nep, as you know,
And we knew it first about two years ago.
To like those he dislikes, Nep never pretends,
For dogs are the truest of FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS.


EE our Tabby! There she sits
With nearly half-a-dozen kits!
Pretty little kittens they
Do but little else than play.
One, you see, is lapping milk;
One unwinds a reel of silk;
One a riband drags along,
To show that she is getting strong.
The other white one wants to steal
Her jet black brother's pretty reel.
And kitten number five-well, she
With Mother Tabby's tail makes free.
So now, good folks, our rhyming ends

RISKY and frolicksome, furry and funny,
Every one is a favourite bunny,
Even the little ones come when we call them,
The tricks that we play them do not appal them;
But if strangers attempt with our rabbits to play,
They are timid and shy, and scamper away,
Over each other they scramble and tumble,
Of food and litter they make a sad jumble.
Rabbits, as all the world knows, will be rabbits;
Ours are the best of their kind in their habits,
We know they don't sing, and they're desperate feeders,
But our does are so plump, and such capital breeders!
That carrots, and turnips, and green odds and ends,
We never can grudge to our FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS.



ITH his fine bushy tail, and his merry bright eyes,
To show he is happy our pet squirrel tries;
Such a good-tempered fellow, so brimful of glee,
He plays in his cage just as though he were free.
If he were a wild one, we know that his tail
He would in his bark-boat use as a sail;
He would, too, in autumn, for winter provide,
Acorns and nuts he would carefully hide.
Up the oak in our garden he merrily goes,
And there plainly his fondness for acorns he shews,
On his hind legs he sits, or as some say, he stands,
And his fore-paws he cleverly uses like hands!
He munches his acorns although the bough bends;
He deserves to be classed with our FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS.

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