STRICTLY GERM PROOF
The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylatic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing disguised;-
It wasn’t Disinfected and it wasn’t Sterlized.
They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbead of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.
In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard boiled shears
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
And elected it a member of the Fumigated Band.
There’s not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup -
The Bunny and the Baby and the Prophylatic Pup.
poem by Arthur Guiterman