Sepia Saturday: Hey Diddle Diddle

Cooper the Confused Cattledog here; have any of you heard the rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle?

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Mom’s writing a blog post for Sunday and she’s been reading some nursery rhymes and poems to us. There’s this one that is very puzzling…

Hey diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon.


The little dog laughed

To see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.


I’m so confused. Am I to understand that a cow actually jumped over the moon? What? I mean I’m sure I could get a cow to jump if I nipped him on the heels but I don’t think it would jump anywhere near the moon.

And where is that dish going? Is my dinner still in it? And why would it go with a spoon… my head is spinning.

The only thing that makes any sense is me laughing at Tuxedo Jack trying to play the fiddle. Hey diddle diddle silly cat!


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13 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday: Hey Diddle Diddle

  1. Ruckus the Eskie

    The dish ran away with a spoon?! HAHAH I had to think about that twice.

    Sorry for being so late on my Sepia Saturday rounds. I just came back from a trip to Yosemite and had no internet there!

    I love the expression on your face in this Sepia pic. Really adds to the riddle.

  2. Meghan

    Thank you soooooo much Caren (and Dakota). You made my day! (Cooper would say hi too but he’s asleep dreaming of chasing that cow, and grabbing the plate before it runs away with his dinner. 😉

  3. Caren Gittleman

    what an incredibly LOVELY blog you have and I am going to sign up to follow you! I love how you analyzed “Hey Diddle, Diddle” just adorable! Thank you for visiting our blog! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Caren

  4. Kelley

    Poor Cooper. If Mother Goose confuses you, stay away from the Beatles! I’ve pondered “I Am the Walrus” for 30 years. Still don’t get it . . .

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