Hey, Percy here. I was just walking along minding my own business and almost tripped over Buddy's step stool.
Who left it here? It belongs in the bedroom so Buddy can climb in and out of bed, not out where one of us could trip over it.
And look what is on it, a copy of Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. We celebrated Sam and Dr. Seuss Day a couple of weeks ago. Where did this come from? No footprints. No paw prints.
Buddy: Psst. Marty was going to send it, remember?
Oh, that's right. We've never actually read a Dr. Seuss book, so our friend Marty offered to send us a copy of his favorite. I guess it has arrived.
And here's a new trick, Mr. Knox.
Socks on chicks and chicks on fox.
Fox on clocks and bricks and blocks.
Bricks and blocks on Knox on box.
You need a loose tongue to read Dr. Seuss. I'm glad I don't have a speech impediment. Still, it takes concentration and making faces as I enunciate each word so I don't make a fool of myself, in case anyone overhears me. I wonder what Mr. Fox is up to besides confusing Mr. Knox?
Ben's band. Bim's band.
Big bands. Pig bands.
Okay, now he's confusing me.
I have to think about this for a minute. What does it all mean?. It can't be the answer to the mystery of life. It must be a code. But what could the code be for?
I've got it! It's a new weapon of mass instruction. I've deciphered the warning inside the front cover: Take it slowly. This Book is DANGEROUS!
I figured it out. I broke the code. I have to tell someone. Anyone. But where is everyone? Any other time I'd be thrilled to have some time to myself. But I'm going to burst if I can't share this intelligence with someone now! Come on, come on, come on, someone come by.
Cyndi: ** shakes Percy's shoulder** Percy, you better wake up and come into the kitchen before all the treats are gone.
Wake up? You mean I was dreaming? But everything seemed so real.
Cyndi: Oh, by the way, where did you find the Dr. Seuss book on the stepstool? Jan says her friend Marty sent it to her and it disappeared before she could read it.
Well, I hope she doesn't read it out loud! I think I've had enough Dr. Seuss to last me until next year. Unless the book really does contain a code. Perhaps I should actually read it - and stay awake this time.
**shakes head** No, it was just a dream, a figment of my imagination. But I'm thankful there are some real treats waiting for me in the kitchen.
(This is obviously not a book review. It's a just for fun post to thank Marty for the fun book. In case any of you have a loose tongue and would like a copy of Fox in Socks, a Dr. Seuss book of tongue entanglements, it's available on Amazon.com.)
We are joining Pepi Smart Dog for Thankful Thursday.
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