I awoke with this song bouncing around my head.
There was a snake that dwelt in Skye,
Over the misty sea, oh;
He lived upon nothing but puppydog pie
For breakfast, dinner and tea, oh.
I have no idea of the origin or the significance of the song.
I just remember singing it in Grade 3 or so.
Subsequently, I had nightmares non-stop. I would check the family pet before going to bed and first thing in the morning.
Needless to say, I’ve never considered having a snake for a pet!
Why would that have ever been taught?