Cat Hat Tour: Cat Hat Reaches Gummiland (Where the Gummi Dukkes live in Essex, England)

by Jon Laysell September. 02, 2011 6056 views

Thing One with a hat in the shape of a cat,
Thing Two with a cat that was worn like a hat,
With the rat on the mat, all waited and sat.
Thing Three had the book: it was opened, not flat.

Thing Three had the book, right there in his lap,
it wasn't an atlas, it wasn't a map.
It was a story of an old friend so dear,
A story of fun, of laughter and cheer.

The book was about the Cat in the Hat,
so they sat all excited in cat-hats like that.
Things with hats and rats on mats all love the story of Cat in the Hat.

Thing Three read the tale of a place on the net
where people who like photography met.
Some posted cats, some sun-sets,
some shoot fast cars and others fast jets.
Silhouettes, vignettes , tv sets and crepe suzettes.
Was nothing beyond this internet set?

Tuesdays and Scale. Caturdays and ale.
Post more fresh pictures, no time to get stale.
Then one day a man posted pics of a hat,
all his friends said, “oh I do so like that”.
So he said to them all, “I will send it to you?
when it lands on your doormat you'll know what to do”
Take a shot of yourself in the hat like a cat,
in your house, or your work or the cave of a bat.

In no time at all put your pic on your blog,
and if you like, put the hat on your dog.
Make sure it's clear, with no signs of fog
hop to it now, like a toad or a frog.

So it went round the world this hat like a cat,
and it sat on the heads of the thin and the fat.
It was jolly good fun, now the hat's in Southend,
but surely that's not where this hat game should end.
To anyone who wants to carry on the trend
go to CatHatTour and ask to be friends
then I'll send on the hat so some time you can spend
wearing the hat that is setting a trend.

(with apologies to Dr Seuss)

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http://www.redbubble.com/people/jonlaysell/art/7704208-the-cat-in-the-hat [redbubble.com]

Thanks very much to Jenny, Dan, Felecia and Gregg for making this happen. Great fun.

I'm not sure who wants to be next, please let me know.
http://www.photoblog.com/CatHatTour/ [photoblog.com]

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Jacki 5 years, 8 months ago

Well done!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 5 years, 8 months ago

this made my day Jon

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Huiching 5 years, 8 months ago

Oh i want the cat hat share for me.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Camille 5 years, 8 months ago

very nice !!
a good song for the Cat Hat ...

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Carole Gledhill 5 years, 8 months ago

Excellent Seussness..

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Breizh 5 years, 8 months ago

Just discovering (and translating) ... In fav ... !

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 5 years, 8 months ago

Jon, you are far too clever for me! This is adorable - and should be adopted as the "Official Ode to CatHat"! Thanks for the chuckle!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Leslie 5 years, 8 months ago

I am left speechless by this.
Outstanding.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 5 years, 8 months ago

Wonderfully done, Jon! Love the story.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Art Bee 5 years, 8 months ago

What a creative presentation of "Cathat" You really went all out for this one Jon......Gummi Dukkes may become the next Dr. Suess characters in a new edition of "Cat In The Hat" or should it read "Gummi Dukkes in the Cathat"
What a great marketing idea.....let's see.....hummmm....start with the book....make a movie ..... toys and Gummi Dukkes doll with "Cathat" accessories....a facebook like page.....lol

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 8 months ago

What can I say ...
.. you're the master of creativity!

Love this picture and these little Gummi Dukkes.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 5 years, 8 months ago

Great !! I love the little mouse

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 5 years, 8 months ago

I'm so glad I sent the cat hat on to you - I knew you'd come up with something fabulous!! :-)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 5 years, 8 months ago

What a wonderful cathat posting... I love it!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 8 months ago

SPLENDID !!I am delighted with your work!!!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow, you are a genius! Simply brilliant!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 8 months ago

Oh...my...gosh....Jon, this is simply fantastic!! The wonderful image and the amazingly creative and clever poem....impressive post!!! FP material - no doubt about it!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 8 months ago

AWESOME!!!! this is the BEST cat hat post yet!! i LOVE it!

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