Sunday, November 24, 2013


Rudolph the red-nosed tortoise
Had a very woolly hat
And if you ever saw him
You would even say, "WTF is that?"

All of the other tortoises
Used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any tortoise games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say: 
"Rudolph with your hat so gay,
Won't you guide my sled today?"

Then how the tortoises loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the woolly-hatted tortoise,
You'll go down in history!

No sailing today. Had to do something.


Baydog said...

This is when we need O Docker

Tillerman said...

This is when I need more rum.

Bursledon Blogger said...

I guess santa will need to be setting off a little early this year

Tillerman said...

Exactly BB. The older he gets the faster he was.

arnold the cockroach said...

on the surface this may seem like an innocent prank intended to harm no one

but have you considered how this looks from a tortoises point of view

i dont know rudolph but i can imagine how he feels reading this and how his tortoise friends will respond

shout out with glee indeed

we cockroaches are subject to similar abuse and far worse on a regular basis

it always begins the same way

someone forces you to wear some silly knitted hat or paper wings

then they start chasing you around the office floor

the taunting soon gets more ugly

and then the violence

the results are often tragic

as the holidays approach can you find it in your heart to adopt a more tolerant and forgiving outlook towards others

please join me in envisioning a world where knitting needles are never again raised in anger

arnold the cockroach

Tillerman said...

Welcome back arnold. Good to hear from you again. How is life in O Docker's keyboard these days. Still nice and warm. Are you getting plenty of crumbs?

arnold the cockroach said...

life is so different since o docker has retired

i have moved into his laptop which is a little more cramped as i am wedged between the battery and the hard drive but it is warmer in the winter

luckily o docker is just as sloppy as always so i still get plenty to eat

he types much less than he used to though so i have more opportunity to write

i would enter your writing contest but i have never seen a sailing movie

i do have two questions for you though

did tillerwoman knit the hats in your recent posts and was the tortoise paid union scale to appear in your blog


Tillerman said...

Arnold, It does seem that a lot of humans feel the same as you about my latest group writing project. I think they are all missing O Docker's leadership and inspiration in such endeavors.

No, Tillerwoman didn't knit the tortoise hats. I found them on the Interwebs. I have no idea what the tortoises were paid. Probably more than the people working at Walmart today.

Stay warm old friend.

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