Friday, December 23, 2011

The Owl And The Pussycat

One of my DIL's has a friend who makes these cute little animals. She is making sure that all of her nieces and nephews get one. When I saw these two sitting together today, I decided it would be my photo. Today is my mother's birthday and I went to the cemetery with decorations, but then decided this is a fitting photo too, because my mom had a poem collection that she worked on for years. The "Owl and the Pussycat" is in there......I grew up with poems that mom recited and read to me. I always loved this one as a child.


The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea

In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,

"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,

What a beautiful Pussy you are.

"Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl,

How charmingly sweet you sing.

O let us be married, too long we have tarried;

But what shall we do for a ring?

"They sailed away, for a year and a day,

To the land where the Bong-tree grows

,And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood

With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose,

With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?"

Said the Piggy, "I will"

So they took it away, and were married next day

By the Turkey who lives on the hill.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

Which they ate with a runcible spoon.

And hand in hand on the edge of the sand.

They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,

They danced by the light of the moon.

........Edward Lear


  1. Oh, love that poem and love these stuffed animals. They're fantatic. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

  2. what a sweet sweet story of your mom...

  3. I have never heard this poem cute!

  4. THOSE ARE ADORABLE!!! Does she just freely make them or is she following a pattern of some sort? If there was some type of pattern I bet my BB could try to make these. SO cute!

  5. ((Hugs)) to you today...and everyday!