Some spiders are big and some are small
My pet, Doris, is the best of all
She don't need letting out in the mid of night
Or meow, or howl, or scratch and bite
She don't sit pretty or win prizes at Crufts
No playing tickle-tum, fetch or silly stuff.
She just hangs there on the kitchen ceiling
Patiently spinning, wefting and weaving;
But when the lady with the Watchtower comes
Down drops Doris and away she runs!


Frog. 1998