The challenge at 'imaginary garden with real toads' was set by Laurie Kolp. Her word, 'allegro' was to be incorporated in an eight-line stanza that had to be written in one minute.
As she said, 'To sum it up: One word (allegro), one octave, one minute.'
I said, ‘Allegro’ to my pup -
‘Twas meant to make him hurry up,
But he just rushed straight back indoors
With lightning haste and muddy paws
And jumped into the litter tray
To piddle quickly. Now each day
He turns his nose up when it’s wet
And pees inside, the little pe(s)t!