Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Those photos are actually from years ago. They're probably 4 or so years old. At that time, we had recently won a Dr. Seuss giveaway over at Ellen's fantastic blog. Her blog is of course the one and only 15andmeowing, which includes a lovely kitty named Emmy who happens to be one of the hosts of today's Dr. Seuss Day Blog Hop. The other hosts are Timmy of Timmy Tomcat and Ranger of The Adventures of Ranger, and you can join the Dr. Seuss Day Blog Hop over at Comedy Plus.
Back to the Dr. Seuss giveaway we won all those years ago, Ellen had crocheted the hat from The Cat in the Hat, and I thought it was the cutest thing. I tried to keep the hat safe from the cats by hooking it on that chair Evan is sitting on in the above photos. That attempt was a failure, though. The cats indeed stole the hat anyway, and now I haven't seen the Cat in the Hat's hat in some amount of time. I will continue to search high and low for it, and I am determined to find out in which corner of the house the kitties hid the Seussical hat.
But that's enough rambling. We usually participate in Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge on, of course, Thursdays. This week, though, we're sharing our poem on Tuesday. Why? Because, well, this Tuesday is indeed rhyming master Dr. Seuss' birthday. My weird rhymes can't hold a candle to those of the famous Dr. Seuss, but I'll still share my poem today in his honor.
Sharing his knowledge was Silly Billy's aim.
There was something Silly Billy wanted everyone to know,
And that was the deliciousness of green jam on toast.
Silly Billy traveled in his wagon,
Which was as fiery red as the breath of a dragon.
Silly sought after listening ears,
And on that mission, in his wagon he traveled far and near.
Finally, Silly Billy came upon a certain someone.
Silly Billy dragged out the stranger's name, which was Old Edmund.
"I'm busy," is what Old Edmund said to Silly Billy.
"Go away!" Old Edmund shouted, his tone quite grinchy.
"Would you like green jam on toast?" Silly Billy asked.
And then he added, "It will be the best food you've ever had!"
Old Edmund spat and shook his head.
"No, no, and NO!" the grinchy old man said.
Silly Billy followed Old Edmund in his wagon,
Wheeling and rolling in quite an excited fashion.
Silly Billy said, "Really, truly, you must try green jam on toast."
Old Edmund grinchily replied, "No. That's gross."
"What if it's served with fish?" Silly Billy asked.
"Maybe a red fish? A blue fish? How about that?"
Old Edmund shouted, "I won't eat green jam on toast!
No, I will not! Nope! Nope! NOPE!"
Trying again, Silly Billy said, "What if you get to dine with a fox in socks?
How about that? You can't deny that really would rock."
"I don't want your green jam on toast!" was the grinchy reply.
"No matter what you offer, I will NOT give it a try!"
Silly Billy sped up his wagon as Old Edmund set off at a run.
"But green jam on toast is scrumptious!" Silly Billy said as his wagon's wheels spun.
Then Silly Billy said, "What if your green jam on toast is served by my cat in its hat?"
Then, indeed, a cat in a hat with green jam on toast appeared in the wagon just like that.
"Good grief!" Old Edmund shouted. "Good riddance!
Silly Billy nodded as the cat in its hat shoved the green jam on toast into Old Edmund's hands.
Old Edmund frowned and grinchily grumped where he did stand.
Old Edmund sniffed the green jam on toast.
"Go ahead! Eat it!" Silly Billy exclaimed. "You'll love it! I know so."
Grumping and grinching in no surprising way,
Old Edmund took a bite as Silly Billy waited for his yay or nay.
Old Edmund chewed, swallowed, and then took another bite.
"Huh," he said. "This is actually quite all right."
Silly Billy clapped and cheered for his green jam on toast.
The cat in its hat handed more to Old Edmund, who found it not even a little bit gross.