A Corgi Limerick for St. Patrick's Day

 

Here have ye two corgis from Wales
The kind which are bred with long tails
One red and one merle - y,
Both strapping and burly
Ne'er ridiculous neckwear curtails.  :^)
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
~ Jon Farleigh and Dewi

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Comment by Elizabeth on March 17, 2011 at 2:26pm
@Anna, LOVE the alternate version. It'd be fun if someone with a pemmie made one, too.
Comment by Elizabeth on March 17, 2011 at 2:20pm

Thanks, y'all. :)

 @ John, you mean I used a pun appropriately and didn't even know it?!  I wan't aware of that use of the word in the Royal Navy (and I just now realized that cur (dog) + tail = curtail).  Very cool.  (wouldn't work for a docked Pem though)

Comment by John Wolff on March 17, 2011 at 2:04pm

You are aware, presumably, of the "curtail" pun?

I believe it was it was a traditional pun ikn the Royal Navy about why the Dog Watch is called the Dog Watch (it was split into two abbreviated half-length 2-hr. watches, 1st Dog Watch & 2nd Dog Watch, so each watch could alternately mess for dinner).

"Why is it called the Dog Watch?"

"Because it is curtailed."

Ships had a whole menagerie of animal jargon:  cat, horse, dog, mouse, pigtail, worm, rat, fish...

Comment by Bev Levy on March 17, 2011 at 1:59pm
Cute and may the Luck of the Irish be with you all!
Comment by Nicola Porter on March 17, 2011 at 11:51am
Excellent work.
Comment by Peggy Woods on March 17, 2011 at 11:45am
BRAVO!!!
Comment by Rebecca Marie O'Bryan on March 17, 2011 at 11:43am
i love it! very cute:) nothing like corgis wearing ties lol happy st. Patrick's day!
Comment by Anna Morelli on March 17, 2011 at 11:35am

Loved the photo and poem.  I had fun modifying it a bit to fit  my  Cardi and sent it to my friends:

Here have we a Corgi from Wales

the kind that is bred with long tail

he's brindle and white

and quite  the delight

to celebrate he never fails!

 

I'll be looking for a suitable green tie for him later today. Thanks for the laugh....

Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on March 17, 2011 at 11:13am
love it, Happy St. Patricks Day!!
Comment by Jane Christensen on March 17, 2011 at 10:58am
Happy St. Pat's day to you also...love the ties!

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