Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Seuss Day!!!

Today is the birthday of the famous Theodore S. Geisel, the author of so many beloved children's books.  With the help of Ann from Zoolatry, we are joining Zoolatry and Da Weenies of Florida to celebrate this special day.

Mr. Geisel is extra special to the Momster because he was born in her birth city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  The influence of Ted's memories of Springfield can be seen throughout his work. Drawings of Horton the Elephant meandering along streams in the Jungle of Nool, for example, mirror the watercourses in Springfield's Forest Park from the period. The fanciful truck driven by Sylvester McMonkey McBean in The Sneetches could well be the Knox tractor that young Ted saw on the streets of Springfield. In addition to its name, Ted's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, is filled with Springfield imagery, including a look-alike of Mayor Fordis Parker on the reviewing stand, and police officers riding red motorcycles, the traditional color of Springfield's famed Indian Motocycles.  The Quadrangle in Springfield now has a special memorial to comemorate the legacy of this man.

Pleas stop by Zoolatry to find more Seussical creations by our good friend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


ZOOLATRY said...

Boo, hoo, moo, poo!
What shall we say to you and you?
Do, zoo, flew, blue.
Got it .... how 'bout
Woo, woo, woo, woo!

[ps ... loved the history ... thanks!]

scotsmad said...

Hooray for your poem!!! The good Dr would be impressed. Thanks for his background. We love all the books, but never really knew much about the man.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

The Thuglets said...

Oh wow..what a brilliant poem!
Thank you for the explaining the history.
Happy Seuss Day..hope you have a great time!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Wonderful poem and really enjoyed learning some of the background.

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

pawhugs, Max

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My sekhretary is furry lame -

We had to pass on Dr S Day -

That is such a shame -


Great Job!

PeeEssWoo: Please thank The Momster fur the interesting info!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Wowie! 100 Words ... Happy Dr Seuss Day! Lots Of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Priscilla said...

Woo woo woo wooooooo
Did it sound right? I'm trying to learn how to wooooo properly now.

100 words sounds amazing!!! Woo woo woo

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


Amber DaWeenie said...

We can see that old Dr. Seuss is really special to you guys and the books have a special meaning!

Wonderful Furends....
Dat would be you!
Wonderful Furends
Truer den True!
And always True Blue!


houndstooth said...

I love your Suess rhymes! We love Dr. Suess here, too! Now I need to go find some Green Eggs and Ham!


Ruby and Penny said...

You will have them talking in no time. Loved the poem.
Love Ruby & Penny

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I Love this POST.
Of Dr. Seuss you told us the MOST.

Now his past is no Mystery
since you shared his History.

Your mom and He share a place of Birth.
THAT is a true cause of mirth.

T. Maxx said...

Now that's really fantastic!!


Mr. Pip said...

That's fun that Dr. Seuss came from Springfield, MA! Loved your poem!

Your pal, Pip

3 doxies said...

Hehehehee, I just loves dat pikture Ms.Ann did of ya'll. It just makes me giggle and smile.

Dat be so very cool dat da momster be from da same wonder Dr. Seuss be extra special to her.


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I thought that be all of you wooing ofur there on Amber's bloggie, BOL! How interesting that the Momster be borned in the same place as Dr. Seuss!

chicamom85 said...

Happy Dr. Seuss Day. Mommy wants you to know that I am feeling better today and she doesn't know what gave me the crazies, but they are gone.

I will hope for snow for all of you.

Loveys Sasha

Sarge said...

Wow, that's so great! 100 words is just a start...we've all got tons to say. That's neat about the Doc's birthplace!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

What a great poem! Happy Dr Seuss Day!

Love ya lots,

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Woos
you all should be in Whose Who
for your Woos are most
melodic and make us
want to say Woo hoo.
Oh that was bad...but we tried
Hugs from your BFFF,

Cyber-sibes said...

Sibariffic and terrific!
We love your post
the very most!

jack & moo
(we woo'd one too)

Wyatt said...

Oooo we want that book! I bet you Sibes already know more than 100
are smart doggies!

Wyatt and Stanzie

SissySees said...

What a fun post! Thanks for the educational fun.

Nola said...

That was pawsome!
Dachshund Nola

Gus said...

We love Dr. Seuss
Oh my, yes we do.
We learned about him
From Sis one and Sis Two.

Our most favorite book
(well, up until now)
Was the one about Horton
When he learned to howl.

But now that the Sibes
Are learning things too
We will read this new book
And learn how to wooooooooooo

gussie n teka

Pup Fan said...

Happy Seuss Day!

GOOSE said...

Love it Love it!

Ginger Jasper said...

Love the post. Mum got in line with all the kiddies to get Dr Seuss's autograph while in Florida aa few years A child at heart. Hugs GJ xx

Bobby said...

We love your poem best of all we have read. So now we will have a Woow woos day.
Licks Bobby

Remington said...

Great post! Love it! 100 words are certainly a lot! Good luck, my friends! Happy Dr. Seuss Day! Enjoy!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your effort very clever
Seuss forgotten never!
How joyful to read
your excellent deed!

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Ms. ~K said...

I always prepared green scrambled eggs and bacon in my classroom on Seuss Day! Kinda miss those days!

Prancer Pie said...

Wonderful post! We just couldn't wait to read yours! Purrs and headbutts.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How neat. You could personalize the day for your mom and bring things to life for the rest of us.

Christine said...

Happy Dr. Seuss Day, We love the Go Dogs Go!! New to your blog, we are going to follow along!

Berts Blog said...

Boy I think it would be wonderfull to wander through Springfields Forest Park.

Your poem is great too.

I loved your whole post.

Linda said...

Dr. Seuss was always a fun read and still is! And I think he would be pleased with your poem in his honor!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

BeadedTail said...

We enjoyed your poem and enjoyed learning about Ted being from the same city as the Momster! That's pretty cool!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi My friend!
I love your poem and the information about the Dr,

KB said...

What a fun tribute to Dr. Seuss.

I've thought of your "woos" several times recently. It's birthday season in my extended family. When we call to sing happy birthday, R throws his head back and woos along with us! It makes our birthday messages very distinctive!

♥ Sallie said...

Yay for Woos and Dr. Seuss!


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Woos, grrreat poem by your mum. Just great! We love the book cover too. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Anonymous said...

We love your Seuss-y poem! We love Dr Seuss here too, they were the first books that the kids learned to read and they were the first books that the we learned to read too!

your pals,
Digby and Delta's humans :)

Deborah said...

WOW, I didn't know that and I should have being from Massachusettes!
I absolutely love your Dr. Seuss picture!

sprinkles said...

I always did love Dr. Seuss!

That was an interesting history lesson. I had no idea he was from Springfield, MA!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Sorry our assistant doesn't have the poetic gene in her, but we really enjoyed your poem and some of the clever comments.

Hope you guys have a really good storm shelter really close, just in case. It's been a wild Spring and tornado season is just getting started. When mama was a little girl, the storm shelter at her grandma's was literally a hole in the ground with a heavy wooden door.

Jed & Abby

FiveSibesMom said...

That was just awesome!!!!

sharkgila said...


Togo, Tagar & Gamby

the_Dogfather said...

Woooowooo, that's awesome! Wish we had somebody great living in our place...mmm. 100 words for us? How about teaching the humans our woos? Tis just one word and mean a hundred things! LOL!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Woos to you, even though we are late.
We didn't forget the date.
We just had an uncooperative first mate.

OK, we will not let Mommy be silly anymore. We enjoyed your Dr. Seuss post.

Stewey said...

Loved your poem and all the Springfield history - wonderful post!!!!

Bunk said...

This is such a great poem!!! GOOD JOB WITH IT! I think that this is a wonderful way to celebrate his birthday. I really enjoyed it. I think you can write your own children's book about the 4 grand woos!

Jo's World said...

I loved your Dr. Seuss post and the history joining the books and the city! Very clever!

Did you read The Sleep Book to your kids before bed? I think of that and always get a good laugh because I was the one who would be yawning, not the little boy!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Au and Target said...

haha, pawsome poem! You Woos are clever. We haven't read any Seuss but we've seen some on TV.

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Oh my dogness, we love it!


Shane Kent Louis said...

Terrific poem!

Hope he had a blast on his special day. Wishing he'll have more birthdays to come. :)

Dog Fence

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I love your Seuss story! Before she retired, our Missouri grandma celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with her second graders by serving green eggs and ham.