Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Nice, wholesome story, Turtle,but I'm afraid you have female problems
Your three female rhymes are dainty - malady - lady.
First of all, dainty does not rhyme with the other two.
Second, the correct pronounciation is MA-la-day, accent on first syllable, which makes it not rhyme with the others. When one uses female rhymes, the rhyming words must have the same accented syllables. case in point---> below and widow do not rhyme, based on where the accents are places.
Third, if you are going to use 3-syllable female rhyming words, if the last two syllables are the same then the third (or leading) syllable must also rhyme---> beautiful - dutiful.
You are combining "too dainty", "malady" and "his lady" as your three female rhymes...won't make it.
It's enough to make one hysterectomical!