September 2017

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Dori Sings The Broccoli Song
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The Legend of the Peabody Ducks
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Happy Read A Book Day
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Helping Dad Read the Sunday Mewspaper
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Whale Watching with Captain Herman TattleCat

Dori Sings The Broccoli Song

Hi ev-furryone! It’s me, Dori. *wavy paws* I want to sing a song for yoo. It’s about Broccoli.

I’ll eat beans and rice with pumpkin spice, but I won’t touch that broccoli
I’ll eat potatoes and steak in a pie or a cake, but I won’t touch that broccoli
And with ‘dem potatoes, I’ll eat some tomatoes, but I won’t touch that broccoli
‘Cuz I’ll eat apple pie with the peel and smile, but I won’t touch that broccoli
I’ll eat corn on the cob with a shish-ka-bob. but I won’t touch that broccoli
I’ll even eat some prunes that stick to my spoons, but I won’t touch that broccoli
But then my friends close their eyes …and they give it a try…and they don’t scream or cry..but they smile and sigh
So…I… Guess I’ll try that broccoli, yeah I’m-a-gonna try that broccoli. Yeah I guess I’ll try that broccoli
But not the brussels sprouts!

The Legend of the Peabody Ducks

The tradition of the ducks swimming in The Peabody Hotels famous fountain started in the 1930s when the General Manager of The Peabody – Frank Schutt – and his friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a hunting trip and thought it would be funny to release a few live duck decoys (yes, back in the 30s they used live ducks to lure wild ducks) in the beautiful fountain. The hotel guests loved seeing the ducks enjoying the fountain, and so began the tradition, still being practiced 90 years later in Peabody hotels all over the world with the ducks entering the lobby every day at 11a.m., and then returning home to their luxurious rooftop palace at 5pm.

The position of “Duckmaster” at the Peabody Memphis is the only such position in the world. Celebrities have also assumed the role of Honorary Duckmaster from time to time, including Zane Lamprey, Paula Deen, Joan Collins, Molly Ringwald, Kevin Bacon, Peter Frampton, Emeril Lagasse, Patrick Swayze, Queen Noor of Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, among others. Read More

Happy Read A Book Day

Hi pals! It’s me, Dori. *wavy paws* Today we celebrate Weed a Book Day.

Herman: *ahem* It’s… Read a Book Day.

Dori: That’s what I said. Weed a Book Day. *rolls eyes* Pals, I’m hoping to inspire yoo to put down yoor phones and teevee remotes, and instead pick up a book. Papurr-back, hawd cover…even an e-book. It’s not mandatory for yoo to weed the whole fweakin story…just a chapter or two. Stimulating yoor bwain can go a long way toward making yoo smart. Inpurresting! And not a dwag on society cuz yoo only know stuff about them Kawdashy-ann bwroads wif da big booties.

Herman: Dori! That’s rude!

Dori: I’m not rood. I’m being troof-ful. They have big butts…and I cannot lie!

Herman: *paws over eyes* What is seen cannot be unseen.

Dori: I’m thinking our sisfur Candy is a Kawdashy-ann. She has a big bootie.

Herman:  Big booties have nothing to do with Read A Book Day. Can we get back on topic?

Dori: Ohhh-kay. *blink blink* I got nuffin. What do you want me to say? Read More

Helping Dad Read the Sunday Mewspaper

Hi everyone! It’s me, Dori. *wavy paws* Today is Sunday, and my daddy likes to read his mewspaper while lying on my floor. So of course I want to be a part of his reading experience.

This is me, Dori, and my bestest sisfur, Candy, watching our daddy read his mewspaper.

Nothing beats the taste of nomming on fwesh mewsprint.

But then…my pleasure was diswrupted by my newest little sisfur, Elly. Everyone here thinks Elly is wonderpurr…except me and Gidget. We think she’s a thweat to our positions in the family. Read More

Whale Watching with Captain Herman TattleCat

Ahoy there, Anipals! This is your captain, Herman TattleCat, welcoming you aboard the St. Herman whale watching vessel.

For today’s trip we venture into the cold icy waters of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage where humpback whales are known to hang out in the summer months.

A couple years ago my pawrents took an Alaskan cruise where they enjoyed whale watching. They also got to witness a bubble net, although Mom’s camera was set to photographs and not video at the moment one happened right in front of their eyes. *shakes head in disgust*

So! Without further delay, board the St. Herman and prepare for a wonderpurr afternoon of whale watching. Read More

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