Thursday, December 14, 2017

Midge and Her Buzzing Ear

 Midge crawled outside through the doggie door and walked to the front of the house. She was sitting on the porch when something was buzzing her ear.
“Buzzz buzzz,” she heard in her ear. She shook her head and the buzzing stopped for a minute or two. Then the buzzing started again. She shook her head again and danced around the yard trying to get the buzzing to stop.
Booker-T entered the gate to the yard and stood a moment staring at Midge dancing around like a nut. “Hey Midge!” said Booker-T. “Are you all right?”
“Booker-T,” said Midge. “I keep hearing this buzzing in my ear and I can't make it stop.”
“Is it still doing it?” asked Booker-T looking a bit puzzled.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Animal with Big Teeth

Jake and Midge hurried inside the zoo building with Booker-T running behind them..
“Come on Booker-T,” said Midge. “What are you doing?”
“I was looking at the zoo train across the street,” said Booker-T. “It sure was fun ridding the train to the big zoo.”
“But we almost had to walk all the way home,” said Jake. “That would have been bad. Our little legs would have really been tired.”
“Lets go see what animals are inside today,” said Midge.
They stood in the middle of the room and look around at the five cages that were inside.
“Look Jake,” said Booker-T. “There is another elephant and three Meecats, a big ape, a zebra and what is that in the corner?”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Humans Sure Are Funny

“Hey Jake!” called Midge as she and Booker-T entered the gate at Jake's house. “Where are you? I don't see you on the front porch!”
“Isn't he suppose to go to the vet's office today for his shots?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't remember for sure,” said Midge. “I always thought he went to the vet about the same time I do.”
“When do you go?” asked Booker-T.
“I think I go in about two weeks,” said Midge. “My owner always puts it on the calendar with a big letter V on the date.”
“Let's go around to the back of the house and peak in through the doggie door,” suggested Booker-T. “Maybe he was sleeping late.”
“Jake don't usually sleep late,” said Midge. “I hope he isn't sick.”
Booker-T poked his head into the house and looked around. “Come on Midge lets go see if he is in here.”

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Welcome to Rhyme Land

Midge and Booker-T strolled along the sidewalk on their way to Jake's house. They entered the gate looking for Jake. “Hey Jake!” called Midge. “What are you doing?”
“I'm right here taking a nap,” said Jake sitting up in the swing. “What are you two doing?”
“We came to see you, don't you know,” said Midge.
“Ha ha,” laughed Jake. “Now I know because I see you standing there.”
“We came so Midge can tell us some more stories from the land of the Rhyme where dishes and spoons walk and cats play fiddles,” said Booker-T.
“Don't forget that cow that jumped over the moon,” said Jake. “She is one amazing cow.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Strange World of Rhymes

 Jake strolled the sidewalk on his way to Midge's house. As he got close to Booker-T's house, he met Jake at the gate. “Hi Jake,” greeted Booker-T.
“Hi Booker-T,” said Jake. “Come on, let's go see Midge.”
The two strolled over to Midge's house and entered the gate. They found Midge pacing back and forth in front of the house, mumbling to herself.
“Hey Midge,” said Jake. “What are you doing?”
Midge paced back and forth, not noticing Jake and Booker-T.
“Hey Midge!” said Booker-T. “Earth to Midge!”
Jake stepped in front of the pacing Midge. “Slow down,” said Jake.
“Oh, hi Jake,” said Midge.
“What planet are you on?” asked Booker-T.
“I'm on the same one you are,” said Midge.
“You didn't even hear us come in and say hi,” said Jake. “Where are you?”

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Buzzard

Jake, Midge and Booker-T, with Gabby flying above them, stopped at the zoo door and looked inside.
“Over there,” said Gabby. “See that big bird on the tree branch.”
“Wow,” said Booker-T. “He is a big bird.”
“Lets go see,” said Jake.
“He's a pretty bird,” said Midge. “I like his brown spots.”
They stood at the cage looking at the bird. He was sitting on the tree limb in the cage. The sign on the bars says his name is Buzzy.
“Hello Buzzy,” said Midge.
“Who are you?” asked Buzzy. “Why are you outside the cage?”

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Message from Outer Space?

Jake, Midge and Booker-T strolled along the sidewalk on their way to the little zoo to check out the animals that might be there this time. Around the corner, Midge noticed something strange on the sidewalk.
“What is that Jake?” asked Midge. “Is it a strange message?”
“Maybe a strange message from outer space,” suggested Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Jake. “I never saw it before.”
“Me either,” agreed Midge. “What do all the squares mean?”
“I don't know,” said Jake. “Each square has a number.”
“Why?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Jake.

Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T