I see it coming out from behind the fern;

And ready myself to take my turn.

I issue my next command;

As I take a flying rod in hand.

On my side is the element of surprise;

So I throw the ball to catch my prize.

Wiggles and wobbles as a monster aught;

Then I hear the ding and know it’s caught.

Whereas once is was a dangerous threat;

I shall now make it into an endearing pet.

By my side I will watch it evolve and grow;

Oh the adventures on which we’ll go!