Every day we filled her bowl,
confident she was well fed.
Soon others came to share her bounty –
squirrels by day, a possum and raccoon
by night. All dined without fuss
or flutter until the arrival of the jays.
These airborne blue bloods
saw no value in turn-taking
and loudly proclaimed their right of first refusal,
utterly astonished to be contested
by a mere cat and lowbred squirrels.