Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Letter K

This post is brought to you by the letter K. It is part of a letter game started by our pal Reilly, the kowspot dog (hush, we'll spell kow however we want to and this is a letter K post).

K is for Kangaroo an animal that lives in Australia in a land that it is already tomorrow, when it is yesterday here. They hop on two legs and carry their pups in a pouch. A kangaroo puppy is called a Joey. You may remember our pals Kanga-Pup and Little Roo, when we talked about Ekka and drank Pawsters and Kennel Brew. Reilly's Mom is Australian and Charlie lives down under there too.

Kanga Pup and Little Roo

The Pawsters and Kennel Brew have Kangroo pictures

K is for Kennel a place we sometimes do sleep. It is our shelter our refuge when things are khaotic. We feel safe in our kennel and find at times treats.

Young Essex in her Kennel in a Miami Hotel

K is for Kipling, Dog Dad's favorite author. He wrote books and poems and was born in Bombay, India in 1865 in the country our friend Oorvi calls home. There was The Jungle Book, The Man Who Would Be King, Kim, Just So Stories and Captain Courageous. Then of course there were his poems: Gunga Din, Recessional and of course If-. In a 1995 BBC opinion poll, If- was voted Britains favorite poem. If- is the poem that Dog Dad chose to live his life after he first read it when he was a young pup in high school many, many dog moons ago. Kipling crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 1936.

Kipling in his study, 1895 from Wkipedia
K is for Knight a man dressed in armour that is brave and is true. In Merry Old England a place Ludo calls home, there lived the most famous King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. There were many orders of knights to include Templar, Hospitaller, Teutonic and Malta. The Knight is a game piece in Dad's favorite board games, chess. His favorite chess game was four-handed. Four sets of pieces and players on teams. White & Yellow vs Black & Red played on a board shaped like a cross.

Knight statue and chess pieces

K is for Krivan a mountain in the High Tatras in a land called Slovakia. Mount Krivan is the second highest mountain in the High Tatras and was selected to be one of the images on Slovakia's euro coins. The picture below Dad got from a very good friend from the Czech Republic, when he worked at Fort Belvoir.

Mount Krivan

We have posted five things about the letter K and our turn has ended. We pass on the letter game to two of our friends. To Charlie we pass the letter H; and to Tosca, what else but the letter P as in Perfect. To they can pass this game on to one or to two, while we thank the Great Dane we are through.

Essex & Deacon


Ludo van puppy said...

What a wonderful use of the letter. You taught us some stuffs too. Mum loves Mr. Kipling too. She was given the Just so stories by her Nan when she was a tiny baby and still has it now.
~lickies, Ludo

with love, Madison said...

K for Kippling is wonderful. H-Mom had a RECORD of the just-so stories when she was little. She thinks. It had some famous people reading stories about how the rhinoceros got his wrinkles and things like that. Is that Kippling? Oh my she feels old now. She is going to have to go off googling to make certain that she didn't make a serious fool of herself.

On of her favorite authors was a K - as in KURT Vonnegut. And of course, she must offer up a RIP for John UpdiKe ... at least he had a K in there somewhere ...

with love, Madison said...

OM-DOG! look what she found! It is the EXACT record that she had when she was little ...


she is so excited, but doesn't have a turntable, so she will refrain from purchasing it. And DO NOT wish grandchildren to listen to it with us yet, anyway!

Bree/Reilly said...

Now is a truly pawsome use of the litter K...and very enjoyable reading too. The mom also enjoys Kippling....bet you didn't know she has even been to India. Mom got around in her younger days :)

tatumtot.com said...

Ooo I didn't know K was such a cool fun letter! I like Kennels and Kows too! Hehe.

Dawn said...

K is a very cool letter, so says Katie. Nice writing. I'm going to have to go find Kippling's poem!

Snowball said...

Essex look so cute sleeping in the kennel!


Orable and Charlie said...

Hi you pretty collies! Thanks ever so much for the H - I'm right on top of it (do I give the next letter to someone else, or does that fall to P-erfect Tosca!)

P.S. those puppy pics are so cute! I don't know what it is about us sheepdogs, but we love to lie on our backs! You're beautiful! I would just love to play with you, but, being old and decrepit, and thousands of miles away, I'll just dream about it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

puppy goobers,

Anonymous said...

shhh.... don't tell dogmom that we got onto the puter whilst she was snoozing and sent our favorite collie duo an "all paws up"... we miss you guys and will be back soon. Pawromise!
Wuf Ya!
Gomer & Opie