The Owl And The Pussycat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by Sue Harris

An alternate version of the rhyme, 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.

The Owl And The Pussycat


The owl and the pussycat,

they went to sea;

how they got the boat there,

well, it sure puzzles me.

Out of the garden

and down the rough lane,

did they sing as they went,

some slick jaunty refrain?

I’d never have known

except for that splash,

the owl fluttered up

but the cat, she did thrash.

One thing about moggies,

they hate getting wet;

what on earth was she thinking;

did she forget?

Sea rescue went out

in conditions unfair;

they were heard to exclaim

that it was just on a dare.

She’s shivering now,

steaming up on the sill,

while that trip off of land

has left me with some bill!

Submitted: July 24, 2019

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Mike S.

A fine story based on the pic?

Wed, July 24th, 2019 6:11pm


Nope! For once I had to try to find one to go with it. Do you think I could find what I really wanted? Not a chance.
Thanks for reading, Mike.

Wed, July 24th, 2019 12:22pm

JE Falcon aka JEF

A great story poem, tickled my funny bone and brought back childhood picture-books to my mind. Thanks!.--- Oh, by the by, I've never heard of Moggies? Tell me more.

Wed, July 24th, 2019 6:22pm


Moggies -- I think it comes from the north of England. Basically, it means 'cat'. Not something I usually write but even though I came from the south, it's a term I often use.
I'm really glad that you enjoyed it, JE, it was one of those spur of the moment writes.
Thanks for taking the time to both read and comment, it is very much appreciated.

Wed, July 24th, 2019 12:59pm

Sue Harris

A great alternative take on the original, very inventive and amusing. Great job, Hully.

Wed, July 24th, 2019 7:15pm


Thank you so much, Sue. A sudden idea, but do you think I could find a pic on any of the free to use sites!

Wed, July 24th, 2019 1:07pm


Not quite as bad as the Aesop fable of the Scorpion and the Frog!

Wed, July 24th, 2019 7:16pm


Tell me more...I don't know that one.

Wed, July 24th, 2019 1:08pm


Great job, Hully. Thanks for the laugh.

Wed, July 24th, 2019 9:05pm


I'm glad you enjoyed it, jmm.

Thu, July 25th, 2019 11:05am

Derina Peng

I checked the owl and the pussy on line. I laughed on both of the stories. Cleaver work.

Thu, July 25th, 2019 1:21pm


Thanks for taking the trouble to check out the original, Derina. I'm glad you enjoyed the two versions.

Thu, July 25th, 2019 11:16am

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