Now Mr and Mrs McHoppit

    Were two rabbits both furry and brown

Who lived in pleasant location

    Near the country but also the town.

 

When the moon shone on high in the sky though

    The pair would show forth and would play,

But you’d seldom see either McHoppit

    At all during hours of day.

 

“It’s safer,” said Mr McHoppit.

    “The humans have gone to their beds.”

“Of course dear,” said Mrs McHoppit

    “So let's seek their vegetable beds.”

 

Whilst both of them hopped round the garden,

    And were thinking, of course, about love,

A woman looked down from her bedroom

    And shouted these words from above:

 

“Hop it, McHoppit, get moving!”

    Came the voice through the quiet night sky:

And Mr and Mrs McHoppit

    Didn’t bother to say a bye bye.

 

Eight legs scampered off at great speed then,

    Their tails bobbing under the moon,

And Mr and Mrs McHoppit

    Found another nice garden quite soon.

 

However they both soon discovered

    They’d chosen the wrong place to go,

For what did they see in the moonlight?

    If I now say “woof woof” you will know.

 

A small dog was out in her garden

    And rabbits were her favourite sport,

So the McHoppits didn’t stay long there,

    And another good garden they sought.

 

They'd particularly favoured that garden

    Which was full of the things rabbits eat,

But the thought of a dog on their heels,

    Was a thought that was not very sweet.

 

Away the McHoppits both scampered

    To a garden they knew very well.

“We won’t find a dog in this garden

    And for certain there's no-one to yell."

 

They pushed through the hedge in the moonlight

    And there was the vegetable plot.

Very soon they were munching on lettuce

    And between them devoured the lot.

 

With never a thought to the gardener,

    The McHoppits went away quite well fed,

And all that remained to be done then

     Was to happily go to their bed.

 

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