It's often surprising where the inspriation for a poem or story comes from. This time it was a bit of fun at a family meal that spawned the idea of animals that only eat food that rhyme with their names.
So far this is a collection of animal/food rhyming pairs with different like/eat verbs.
At some point I will call a halt to the amassing of these couples and arrange them into some semblance of a poem.
The verbs are going to need reallocating - at the moment they have been somewhat randomly placed.
Stoats and goats gobble oats
Lambs love jams
Leeches scoff peaches
Pigs eat figs
Puffins devour muffins
Apes delight in grapes
Sparrows nibble marrows
Bees eat cheese
Fleas adore peas
Parrots munch carrots
Flies eat pies
Snakes eat cakes
Mice could polish off a plate of rice
Horses eat multiple courses
No doubt a trout will consume a sprout
A bream would eat it with cream
The plaice with a dash of mace
The bustard is known to love custard and mustard
The slow sloth savours broth
The puma's been known to consume a satsuma
Hares eat pears