‘The Squirrel’ written by a Cotman House resident

A resident at Cotman House in Felixstowe, took it upon herself to write a short poem about a squirrel she sees during the day in the garden. We do hope you enjoy it.

Squirrel, squirrel, at my door,

What are you nibbling in your paw?

You are so cheeky and impulsive;

Why do I find you so repulsive?


Is it your face so like a rat

Or your furry tail like my winter hat?

No. it’s how you scurry up the tree

That really, really bothers me.


You climb on up without a stop,

Until you reach the very top.

Then you stare from your lofty post –

That is what I hate the most.


When winter comes I’ll get relief

Because the tree will lose its leaf.

You will be on the roam once more,

To sit beside some other door.

Cotman House  provides residential care in a purpose built environment for up to 61 elderly people over looking the Felixstowe Bay.

If you would like to find out more about life at Cotman House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5321 or cotmanhouse@CaringHomes.org.


Cotman House

Home Manager

Lorraine Barker


Cotman House,
Garfield Road,
IP11 7PU

0808 223 5321
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