This is a poem that Dad wrote one time when Mom was sick.  Mom did love baking!!
"Cats and Mice"

They say that when the cat's away,
The mice will have the time to play.
But we found when the cook is sick,
To fill her shoes, no easy trick.
We tried to cook and clean the house,
And be as quiet as a mouse.
But clumsy as we both can be,
We had our troubles, don't you see.
So we want her to hear the news,
Nobody else can fill her shoes!

E.H.Coe