Bard from addressing the question of the question?

I am, here, questing into the question of the SidevieW theme which is The question. 

A quote from Shakespeare which is often used in our household relates to one of those.

Toby or Not Toby ...You see, Border Collie siblings Tess and Toby look very similar, so when one is seen (or not seen, following their proclivity for climbing or burrowing or jumping their way out of enclosures) the exclamation often emerging is,

Toby on beach

Toby – being patted by a wooden hand?

‘Toby or not Toby, that is the question?’

Tess on beach

Tess – note the bigger white toe-tips. That is the only difference between them.

 The result might be, “Ah, ‘tess Toby, Toby sure!” or “No, ‘tess not Toby at all, but ‘tess Tess the Tessicated Coconut.”  I call her a tessicated coconut because … er … um … ah … because I can!  *frigidly*  No, the question of my sanity does not come into it.

Now, on the question of my current entries to Mad Kane’s Limerick-Offs, using the given first lines:

A man who was rather ill bred
Disgustingly gorged when he fed;
At a restaurant, five star,
Flattened all caviar
‘-A bill’ he got was quite ‘incred-’! 

A fellow who liked to bake bread
Was henpecked, and frequently said,
‘I do need to knead,
Replacing the deed
Of squishing my dear wife instead!’

© Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)



About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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34 Responses to Bard from addressing the question of the question?

  1. Zirkie says:

    You are soooo funny, Col!


  2. nrhatch says:

    Great limericks, Col! Thought you might be interested in this:


  3. gipsika says:

    Ah, toby tess, ‘tess the life!


  4. Dogs, natures adventure seekers, their noses leading them where others would fear to tread 🙂


  5. The Asian says:

    I’m glad I’m not the wife of the bread fellow!


  6. bulldog says:

    Oh I do love the limericks… and dog photos… and such quick answers to the comments on top of that…


  7. Pussycat44 says:

    ‘-A bill’ he got was quite ‘incred-’!
    You are TOO clever 😉


  8. Bravo. Bravissimo! A maestro’s response to the theme, Col.


  9. SidevieW says:

    Groan or was that a giggle

    Good one Col!


  10. 68ghia says:

    Cute limericks Col 😉
    Perfectly true too!!
    I had a border collie/spaniel cross once – gorgeous dog, as are yours 🙂


  11. Love the limerick!


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