Sally and Sammy Walk Off by Don Matthews

Image Courtesy: RSPCA South Australia

Ms Van Loenan I really do thank you

For calling the police to assist

In rounding up Sally and Sammy

Who all of us here we have missed


Naughty ones Sally and Sammy

Were gaily just wandering the streets

Mowing each lawn as they passed by

Chomping each flower they did meet


Police are well-trained in human capture

But with Sally and Sammy? no clue

So just stood on guard quietly waiting

For experts in cows, kangaroos

(Same technique – attract with carrot, stroke nose, then neck-hold….)

I (owner) made contact with the animal shelter. Yes, they had two lost sheep getting cosy-like with the kangaroo. Better pick them up quick.


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s satire is humor with meaning. Two sheep lost and found, how did they get where they are – a story to be told another day. Good thing they were rounded up before they ate their way to tummy aches. Maybe Mary’s little lamb could teach them a thing or two in discipline. And I’d stay away from those kangaroos.
    Congratulations Don!

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:


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  3. haoyando says:

    Sally and Sammy look super cute. Goats are wonderful creatures. I remember when I was young living next to a village, which had a lot of goats there and they were well adapted to the steppe climate…

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    They are precious. I wish I could have some but not in this neighborhood. They are intelligent animals too. I am so glad you found your animals. Congratulations Don.

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    1. Thanks Joni. They were found eventually……..

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        You are so welcome Don. Glad they were found. Have a great week. xoxoxo

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