Tiggy is our constable who sees
That all about the house is up to snuff
And isn’t always easy to appease
And when you’re out of line will give you guff.
Most of the time, she’s a sweet cuddlykins
Lolling in languor for a tummy rub,
But once alarmed, her other role begins:
“Back off,” she barks, “or I’ll attack you, bub!”
She may be little, but she’s fierce enough
To hold presumed intruders all at bay;
You’ll never find a mastiff half as tough
Or able to make bad guys run away.
Though that’s her mode when raising an alarm,
Our cuddly Tig will win you with her charm.