Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Answer to Monday's Riddle! Say Hello to My Little Friend...


Great guessing everyone! Patty, you nailed it : ) We are on the topic of pets- those familiar, loyal faces we can tell anything to. This riddle was especially fun for me, as both of these poems are from my writing archives; ode to a cat named Monty and a dog named Jack. Wednesday, Lizzy will be reviewing an excellent book that will re-connect you with the animal inside, and Friday we will be chatting with Lisa Graff, author of the middle grade novel, The Thing About Georgie. It will be fun to learn more about our furry- and not so furry!- friends all this week. So, be sure to check back!

King Monty 
I stalk through the house without a care. I stare you down, then puff up my hair. I am the king of the manor, and I flaunt that around. I sleep in a bed, not on the ground. I eat from a dish that only serves fish, and I climb on top of whatever I wish. I like to complain when dinner is late, and my servants are punished by my nonchalant state. I am smug and revered in this tidy home. The chump that lives with me gets only a bone.


Jack the Avenger
I am the chump that gets the bone, and I mess up the house when left all alone. I can play outside and get snacks when I want- all it takes is a tilt or some silly stunt. I'm not as lofty as my uppity partner, but just as smart- if not smarter! For, it is I who can run outside of the house, while he's left inside entertaining a mouse. So, laugh all you want, chump I may be- Hey! there's a squirrel in that tree!

Who are they? Answer: Pets



Jack : ) 



12 comments:

  1. yes...they are part of the family.

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  2. Oh, I missed an easy one! But then they always seem easy after you know the answer. :)
    Yes, our furry family's very important to us here.

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    1. Hi Cate, Thanks for stopping by! Sometimes I feel closer to an animal than any human- they're just so understanding : ) ~ F

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  3. Ohhhh! I love pets, especially dogs, especially large dogs. Mine could quite possibly be the most wonderful ever. :-)

    On a serious note, feeling the way I do about pets, I adore books which include pets (they don't even have to be a main character--just a fun one, take The Penderwicks for example), and I always include a pet in some sort of role in my own MG stories.

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    1. Hi Barbara, Pets are so fun- and this week we will be taking a look at all of the possible familiars out there! I love big dogs as well- as you can see from the picture of Jack (A.K.A. Tooties : ) ~ F

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  4. That makes more sense than two different animals...
    Love your animal names. Next time I have to remember to get them a title. (:

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    1. Hi Adriana, Thanks so much! Monty was an awesome kitty. I actually found him washed up on shore in New Haven. He was a matted mess- but once he was cleaned up and groomed properly with a little good food in his belly (lots of good food really) he was a gorgeous long-haired black cat, and just about as pompous as you can imagine. Once indoors and comfortable in his new place, he never wanted to go back outside again. I could leave the door wide open and he would run the other way. LOL! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  5. I got one right!
    Love cats and dogs so I'm going to enjoy reading all this weeks posts.

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    1. Hi Barbara, Thanks for stopping by! This week has been a blast- what's more fun than chatting about our lovely familiars? : ) ~ F

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  6. I don't think I could ever live without a pet sharing my house.

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    1. Donna- They do add so much to life! :) ~L

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