I bet you never knew

                                    How lucky you’d become

                                    As they chopped your paws off

                                    And painted them blue

                                    To make a nice little

                                    Key ring out of you,

                                    You lucky charm, you.


                                    Don’t think we’re really mad

                                    But just the same

                                    Our eyes are now fixed on

                                    Some bigger game

                                    Than your little paws,

                                    Like ivory tusks and tiger teeth,

                                    Alligator skins and eagle claws

                                    Perhaps someone will do this to us one day

                                    When they reach out from outer space

                                    Perhaps we too will be their lucky race?