Monthly Archives: April 2017

Nursery Rhyme Commentary by Gussie

The Farmer in the Dell
This is probably my least favorite nursery rhyme of all the ones James listens to. I decided to examine the lyrics more closely to try to figure out why it annoys me so. After looking at them, I realized just how ludicrous this song is!

The farmer in the dell
My first question was what the heck is a dell?? I looked it up and discovered that it is a “small valley among trees” whatever…
Hi-ho, the derry-o
Derry-O? Mommy and I originally thought this was “Dairy-O” but apparently we were wrong and Derry-O is a reference to a county in Ireland…moving on
The farmer in the dell

The farmer takes a wife
I hope he asked nicely…Mommy gets snappy if Daddy assumes she wants to go someplace!
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The farmer takes a wife

The wife takes the child
It better be her child…kidnapping is illegal!
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The wife takes the child

The child takes the nurse
Who is paying the nurse’s salary??
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The child takes the nurse

The nurse takes the cow
That nurse better be paid well to put up with a cow!
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The nurse takes the cow

The cow takes the dog
I don’t know any dog that would be keen to travel with a cow but whatever…
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The cow takes the dog

The dog takes the cat
If that cat was as cool as Tino, I would be okay with that…
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The dog takes the cat

The cat takes the mouse
If there is a mouse on this journey, you can guarantee Mommy won’t be coming along!
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The cat takes the mouse

The mouse takes the cheese
Don’t worry mouse, I can handle the cheese!
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The mouse takes the cheese

The cheese stands alone
The cheese stands in my belly.
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The cheese stands alone

As you can see, this song is nothing but nonsense!
I hope you enjoyed my commentary!

A Noisy Nose

 Mommy claims that I was snoring so loud last night that I sounded like a running hog.

I was highly offended.
I told her there is an air mattress in the playroom she can sleep on if she has problems with my alleged snoring in the future.

National Pet Day 2017

I have been told that yesterday was National Pet Day…Mommy and Daddy forgot to lavish me with treats and snuggles.

I was very depressed last night.

When Mommy found out what day it was, she promised to make it up to me.

I will be making a list of ways Mommy and Daddy can make it up to me!