Why the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Hey diddle diddle,

the cat and the fiddle,

the cow jumped over the moon....




Introduction to Botany

Botany is the science in which plants are known by their aliases.




The Lady of Shalott

 And at the closing of the day/ She loosed the chain, and down she lay;

The broad stream bore her far away, / The Lady of Shalott.


Alarm System

 Acme Coyote Security offers a wide range of war surplus alarm systems to protect your hacienda.

      --The Acme Coyote Corporation


Betrayed by love.

 Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

      --Jack London


The Melancholy Sound of Migrating Bagpipes

 How little is required for pleasure. The sound of a bagpipe--without music, life would be an error.




Monday Morning

 Monday, Monday, so good to me....

    --The Mamas and the Papas

Wide Open Spaces

 She needs wide open spaces, room to make her big mistakes....

    --Susan Gibson


Kali and Lucy: the Cats in Charge

 One cat just leads to another. 

    --Ernest Hemingway


 I'm so dizzy, my head is spinning, like a whirlpool, it never ends....

     --Jamie D. Slocum

Forbidden Fruit

 Nous aspirons toujours aux choses interdites et désirons ce qui nous est refusé. (We always long for forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.)

    --François Rabelais


Goth Box

 Jack-in-the-boxes initially featured the familiar clown....

      --The National Toy Hall of Fame


Storytime is Magic Time

 Light up a child's world with a book!

      --The Cat

Sumo Ballet

 Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

        --Samuel Beckett

Where Ideas Come From

 If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.



Cat Aliens

 Je crois que les chats sont des esprits venus sur terre. (I believe cats to be spirits come to Earth.)

     --Jules Verne


Cat Chef

 Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think that you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.

     ---Christopher Hitchens


Game World

 Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.



Night Flyers

 I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?

   --Douglas Adams


Migratory Elephants

 Every August, the rarely seen Nunavit elephants purchase party balloons and make their way to their winter home in Tucumcari.

          --the Internet


How to Greet a Cat

 In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

      --Terry Pratchett


Choosing a House for Renovation

If people are unforgiving up front about assessing the costs of renovation, the value of the property and the neighborhood, and how much money they have, they can come out ahead and buy more house than they otherwise could ever afford.

        --Bradley Inman



Girl Guide Cookies

I'd like to buy some cookies today,
Cookies today, cookies today.
I'd like to buy some cookies today,
So early in the morning.
       --Nursery rhyme


Books Death Might Like

...of making many books, there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh....
     Ecclesiastes 12:12


Paper Birds

Fais comme l'oiseau
ça vit d'air pure et d'eau fraîche....
      --Figueiredo, Pinto, Delanoe



I can resist everything but temptation. 
      --Oscar Wilde

Playing With Dolls

This is the happy house, we're here in the happy house
oh it's such fun....
   --Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin


Beyond the Sunset

...for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars....
     Alfred Lord Tennyson


Ou s'en vont? Ou s'en vont?
Tous ces potes qu'on aime, ces certaines affections.
Qu'on est long, qu'on est long
à dire les je t'aime qu'on pense quand ils s'en vont.
           --Michel Fugain


Flowers of Love and Sadness

Sally go 'round the roses (Sally go 'round the pretty roses)
Roses they can't hurt you (roses they can't hurt you)
    --Spector, Stevens, Sanders


A Consuming Passion

Mȃitresse, embrasse-moi, baise-moi, serre-moi,
Haleine contre haleine, échauffe-moi la vie,
Mille et mille baisers donne-moi je te prie....
    --Pierre de Ronsard

Breaking up is Hard to Do.

On n'étais pas faits pour vivre ensemble....
      --Joe Dassin

Ethical Considerations of a Cat

Mois, je suis méchante: ça vous dire que j'ai besoin de la souffrance des autres pour exister.
   --Jean-Paul Sartre

Size Matters

The fog comes
on little cat feet.
   --Carl Sandburg

Digesting the Universe

We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature.
        --Rolf-Dieter Heuer


Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
          --Stephen Hawking

Perspective is a Function of Mood

The truth is out there....

cat gazing out window