Saturday, July 14, 2007

Where are the donkeys?

Wandering into the donkety enclosure I find " nothing"...No messages since 06? Oh dear..I am surprised I even got into your yard. I have been searching for my castle. Can you imagine loosing your home . First Riversleigh and now the castle....Oh dear, Oh dear....Must run..But thought I would drop a message to see if you still know what is happening at your old home.

Im late, I'm late, for a very important date...dahhhhh "I forgot where that date is! Lo0ve Jane

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

for Frances on her Birthday

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Hippopotamus-another by Jim Cornish

The hippopotamus is a big
and most ungainly kind of pig.
He doesn't know he is of course,
he thinks he is a sort of horse
and that's because some ancient Greek
who, seeing this animal in a creek,
said "It isn't reptile, cat or kine
ergo it must be equine."
He doesn't gallop, trot or neigh
and doesn't lunch on oats and hay.
He's lacking the essential parts
convenient for pulling carts.
He doesn't grunt or squeal or snort;
(perhaps he thinks he shouldn't ought)
so leave him wallowing in his bog
pretending that he's not a hog.

The best little donkey

The best little donkey
Originally uploaded by FranSb.
Jim's photo of the first donkey I loved in front of Notre
Dame in Paris

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Platypus, another from Zologic

Take pity on the platypus,
it must be so confusing;
to be a furry monotreme
is befuddling and bemusing.
When you're like both bird and mammal
it's a problem hard to handle:
The product of ambivalence and
a biological scandal.
Neighbors look at them askance
as if, with fur and four legs,
they have no right to hatch a clutch
then go on laying more eggs.
They must feel they are the victims
of some evolutionary fiddle;
to be a duck at each end
and a beaver in the middle.

Jim Cornish

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Camel

The crocodile's a friendly chap,
he's fond of human beings,
especially the fat ones
though he doesn't mind the leans.
He'll greet you with a cheerful grin,
he'll weep with tears of pleasure
and show you to his dining room
to eat you at his leisure.
then you'd better run a mile.
Jim Cornish

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Penguin

Another from Zoologic, Jim Cornish

The penguin is a natty bird,
what's called an apterix.
Which means it doesn't use its wings
but it can do other tricks.
It swims and dives; it fishes
using neither bait nor hook.
It knows just how to catch fish
without learning from a book.
Penguins always dress for dinner
though they don't sit at the table
since they don't bend in the middle
so they really are not able.
They don't want a bowl of soup
nor roast beef with rich brown gravy.
They only want the fish course,
nice and fresh and raw and savory

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Kangaroo, from Jim's archive

In speaking to a kangaroo
always try to be polite
Avoid any mention of a stew
or you’ll end up in a fight.
For roos are very sensitive
on the subject of their tails
and unless you’re very cautious,
they’ll rip out your entrails
. And if you should be fool enough
to mention roo tail soup
you’d better have a motor bike
or he’ll send you for a loop
and you’ll wind up in a gum tree
from a drop-kick by the bounder,
thinking on mature reflection
that your judgment could be sounder.