The house was empty.
The family had gone on vacation.
Hooray! Time for the mice celebration.
Take out some crackers,
Spread them with cheese.
Do the funky chicken
Or whatever you please.
“No more humans
For the next week or two.
Let’s turn this place
Into a zoo!”
“We’ll run around and make some noise.
We’ll play with Sally’s marvelous toys.
Perhaps we’ll rearrange the table and chairs
Just to let the family know that we care.”
“When nighttime finally comes to our home,
And the place is quiet; and we’re all alone,
We’ll get our pillows and rest our heads
On Dr. Williard’s enormous, king-sized bed.”