Speaking to Them in the Language of Their Gizzard

You patch the leaky roof
And fix the broken stair;
Isn't that the proof
Of just how much you care?

You change the oil and filter,
Fill all the tires with air,
Adjust what's out of kilter –
They still don't know you care?

You barbecue the chicken –
Cuisine extraordinaire!
And leave them finger-lickin’…
NOW they know you care!

                        —B. B. Q. Mouse