Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The girl can't help herself...

As she does every year at this wondrous moment, our mom goes around reciting the following classic poem in her imitation Brooklyn accent:

"Spring is sprung.
Da grass is riz.
I wonder where da boidies is.
All da boids is on da wing.
My, my ain't dat absoid!
I taut da wing was on da boid..."
Indulge her, if you will.

FYI, There are many variations (and alleged authors) to this poem -- and apparently there is even a Cockney version.


Dexter said...

Very, er, lyrical, I think.


McGillicutty said...

I'm havin' trouble with da Brooklyn accent --I'll get it though ....Jake---whatta poem!!!

Spring has definitely spring in Mississippi!

Irish Love,

Angus said...

Great photo of da boid.

Gus said...

Yeah. Well it's gotta be better than the "I wandered..." one that muzzer drags out at this time of year. At least this year, some of the ones she stuck in the ground have gratifyingly produced blooms! Usually, it doesn't even take that much to get her started.

We like the birdie, is she (?) a friend of the Heron?


Asta said...

Jae and Just Hawwy
I think youw Mom is too be encouwaged in this wondewful habit..I fow one love it and so does my Mommi..we can just heaw hew voice in ouw heads, heheh
smoochie kisses
Asta and the NewYawk boids

Princess Patches said...

Our mom saw some Bluebirds (I mean Blueboids), this morning, but none have come to our house! We have a clean home waiting for them if they ever show up.

Penny & Patches

Molly the Airedale said...

We saw a robin a couple of weeks ago! We're so glad spring has sprung!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Woo khan bekhome Siberian fur the day and not hear her...

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

No spring here today, we got SNOW and can you see the big smiles on our faces, well, not on mom's but we are in heaven.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Um...we did it with a Burgh accent!!....and oh, did we ever have Spring iguanas fallin' outta our trees now!

By the way, Mumsie sez that there's a sign in the cafeteria at the horse spit al where she works that cuz of all the cold in Fla. this winter there are to tomatoes in the salad bar...too 'spensive...


Love you guys..


Ina in Alaska said...

YO! That is pretty cool!

Faya said...

It is already difficult for me in english....heeeeeeeelp, even google won't translate....
Kisses, Faya

Martha said...

We have never heard that poem!! Our mum has just been posting about Spring sprunging and we have told her off for her grammer.
We are off to read the poem again to see if we can translate......
Martha & Bailey xxx

Lorenza said...

I had the same problem. "Normal" english is not easy for me... now the one with Brooklyn accent... well...
But I tried and I guess I got the idea!
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

HI BOYS!! WE ARE SO BEHIND!!!! ok want us to read it in a Boston accent?????!!!!!! Love and a BILLION kisses A+A

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Woof! Aaaroooo.............i'm howling at that cheeky bird getting so close! Very cool photo though and I love the poem :o)
We had a robin in our garden the other day, he came really close too but Mother wasn't ready with the camera........well, we ALL know how S-L-O-W she is these days!

Love and kissies,
Your Gabbi xxxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Well. We're not gonna recite the poem in cowboy style, 'cause we don't really want to be identified with cowpokes and wranglers. We will tell you, though, that the confusion about birds and wings and wings and birds is a daily one here. It seems our Jake thinks he's a bird dog (to A+A's disappointment, we're sure.) He's constantly trying to put the birds to wing. 'Specially now that they're beginning to set up house in "his tree." Maybe he's been listening to your mom's poem. (It's a good one.) It'd be nice if there was a simple explanation like that. We just tell him he's finding his youth, and going about it in a bit of an odd way. Thank goodness his coaches haven't given up on him!

Fergi (and Jake ... who is gathering energy for the next tree attack)

Life With Dogs said...

I think your blog readers would love to hear an audio clip! :)

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dear friends!!!!
Thank you a lot for your sweet words for Paco!!!
And for your great news about what's happening to him....
we're soooo relieved knowing your boy is healed soon!!!
We hope could be the same for Paco!!!!
We're soooo worried!!!!

We're so lucky to have such a special friends all around the world!!!
Hope to hear from you again and sure we'll visit you often!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks to all of you!!!!!!!!!!!

William Tell said...

I've never heard that version before, but it's one of the better ones, I think.

Grandpa used to have a little ditty he sang about a bird. It went, "Once there was a little bird, no bigger than a..." Well, you can figure it out. Mom won't let My Boy sing it in the house, but I'm sure she hums it sometimes. Naughty, but it had a catchy tune, I gave it a 5.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Joyce said...

I saw your pups on Ina's comment and had to take a peek. We had a Lakeland terrier until Jan 22 when our sweet Kelly girl crossed over the rainbow. A few years back we had a Welsh both were rescues- who eventually found their way home. I love my terriers. xo