From Hilda Graham: "We used to have two pet skunks. My daughter got them when she worked in a pet store. We loved them - they played like little kittens only they were nocturnal and wanted to play at night. They would snuggle and were very mischievous. Unfortunately when they got sick the vets were not able to help they as were not familiar with exotic animals (it became illegal to sell them in Texas). We were so sad when they died as we had become so fond of them. They were bought by the pet store originally from Minnesota and of course had been deodorized. Now as we drive along the highways and it is obvious when one has been hit or killed. It saddens us for they were really sweet pets. Here is a little poem I wrote I thought children might like."
I walked down the lane the other day
He seemed a friendly little guy
"I'm in a hurry," he said to me.
"Walk a little faster and I'll explain."
"I may be alone for a little while.."
"Maybe soon we'll have a family
Written by Hilda Graham, 1997
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