Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hummingbird in a Spring Garden on a (Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

 Hummingbird charms on eBay

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Don't Hug a Polar Bear for International Polar Bear Day

Some facts for you for International Polar Bear Day, which is tomorrow (thanks to the Environmental Defense Fund):

 Polar bears are remarkably intelligent — just as smart as apes, according to research scientist Alison Ames.

Polar bears expend more than twice the energy of most other mammals. Their slow, plodding gait helps conserve energy.

The polar bear's signature white fur provides camouflage in surrounding snow and ice. But, under their fur, polar bears have black skin to help warm them in the sun's rays.

Polar bears are the world's largest land predators and play an important role in the Arctic ecosystem — Arctic foxes and other animals scavenge on polar bear kills.

Polar bear charm available on eBay.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rhymes with Manatee

The sea cow, which we call the manatee,
Will never indulge in profanity.

He eats plants and grasses
In huge veggie masses

For health reasons and for his sanity.

Manatee charms on etsy and on ebay

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Rhyming Romance

by Shel Silverstein

Said the pelican to the elephant,
I think we should marry, I do.

Cause there's no name that rhymes with me,
And no one else rhymes with you.

Said the elephant to the pelican,
There's sense to what you've said,

For rhyming's as good a reason as any
For any two to wed.

And so the elephant wed the pelican,
And they dined upon lemons and limes,

And now they have a baby pelicant,
And everybody rhymes.

elephants on etsy and eBay
pelicans on etsy and eBay

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Happier Happiest Elephants (and a Sad One)

Happy etsy elephants

Happy eBay elephants

And here's a less happy elephant:

It's Hard to Be an Elephant
By: Jack Prelutsky

It's hard to be an elephant,
enormous, broad and tall.
I can't attend the cinema,
the seats are all too small.
It's practically impossible
for me to board a bus,
the tired often flatten,
and the driver makes a fuss.

I'm ushered out of luncheonettes,
the waitresses are rude.
They fume, "We cannot feed you,
for you'll finish all our food."
I'm drawn to the piano,
but I'm daunted when I play,
I tend to be ungainly,
and my ears get in the way.

My trunk is far too powerful,
no sooner do I sneeze
than windows crack and shatter
from the impact of the breeze.
I'm plagued by a peculiar,
purely pachydermal plight -
I find no socks and underwear
that fit precisely right.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day from the Pets

I Made My Dog a Valentine

By Jack Prelutsky
I made my dog a valentine,
she sniffed it very hard,

then chewed on it a little while
and left it in the yard.

I made one for my parakeets,
a pretty paper heart,
they pulled it with their claws and beaks
until it ripped apart.

I made one for my turtle,
all he did was get it wet,

I wonder if a valentine
is wasted on a pet.

etsy Valentines
eBay Valentines