Thursday, 19 May 2011

Ain't no mountain high enough!


Silly snail, silly snail
Crawling up my door
Silly snail, silly snail
Don’t you belong on the ocean floor?
If I ask you, silly snail
Why you do what you do?
Will you reply, like George Mallory
And tell me, “Because it’s there”?

Charlie says: I prefer fish.


George Mallory (mountaineer, 1886-1924) when asked "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest" allegedly replied "Because it's there".

Have a great day and weekend!

56 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

EW !!! Yak !!! My mom and me really hate snail. We got a lots in my yard too.and they used to eat my nip..Bad Bad snails !!!
I hope it's not get inside your door, Chalie

m.q said...

i love ur writings...
~m.q~

we prefer fish too!!!
BoBo Salem & ChaCha

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mr Snail didn't interest Charlie? Is he not a fan of French food?

ABBY said...

When we saw Ain't No Mountain High Enough all we could think of was Diana Ross! :-)

Have a great weekend.

Hellooooo handsome Charlie.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

The Words Crafter said...

It's cute!

mshatch said...

ick. snails. and slugs. ick I say.

KarenMcG said...

Charlie looks to me like he prefers computer monitor with his fish! Maybe he's just faking you out.

Lisa Potts said...

That's a big snail compared to the ones we see around here. I'm surprised Charlie wasn't more interested in it!

lupie said...

Because it's there!!
:)

Love it!

P:S: Charlie, I prefer fish too ... Salmon, yummy!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

i LOVE the silly snail's reply!!! lol!

Charlie, I'm with you, I prefer fish too! xoxoxo

Travis Erwin said...

Snails eat green stuff and therefore are my friends.

Bossy Betty said...

I think I am in the minority here but I love snails and then way they move!

Niki said...

Did you wipe off the slimy trail? hehe

Manzanita said...

That is a great poem. Silly snail. Ohhhh it's so sad about Mallory but his great-great grandson made it to the top in 1995.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Fuzzy Tales said...

::Shudder::

Okay, I just don't do snails. LOL. Chumley used to bring them into the house all the time, on his long fur, and I'd have to pick them up, clean up their slimy trail. Gross, gross, gross.

Al said...

How did I only just notice in your profile that your favourite movie is Blade runner?

My girls bought me the five disk "Final Cut" version for my birthday last year.
It has every version ever released, including a new updated directors cut.
Heaven!

Words A Day said...

what a clif hanger (!) Did Silly snail make it!:)

Madeleine said...

I prefer fish too. I think that is a most philosphical mollusc! Very entertaining poem. :O)

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh thats a big snail and he probalbly would say that me thinks,. I would have liked to wap him down.. Hugs GJ xx

Brian said...

Hey Charlie, turn on the computer and send out some snail mail!

Tracy said...

I think they are really gross, but fascinating to watch...and Charlie, he is always beautiful no matter what he has gotten himself into!

Stephen Tremp said...

Snails sure are persistent, as slow as they go. O hat those slimey little trails they leave. CIf you ever need a cat sitter, I'll be happy to watch and feed Charlie. He looks like a great kitty!

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's amazing you mentioned George Mallory today - I just finished a book about his life and the Mount Everest expedition!!
We enjoyed your ode to a snail!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

We love Charlie and you, OK.....and we are soooooooooooo thankful for your friendship. We send mega tons of love to both of you.

notesfromnadir said...

I like your snail poem. I thought they mainly hung around gardens. & some of the poor things end up on people's plates. Ugh!

People always want to climb mountains. It might be there but it definitely is a LOT of work! :)

Susan Fields said...

Great poem! I think I prefer fish, too.:)

Marg said...

That is a great Silly Snail poem. It is silly to be climbing up your door. It is just going to have to go back down. Charlie, that looks like a great toy. Hope you both have a super Thursday.

Pk Hrezo said...

Hi there! Just the other day I came across a sea snail the size of a rabbit stuck on the beach. It even squirted out purple ink. Weird. Your poem reminded me of it. :)
Have a great weekend too!!! Me-ow!

Margo Benson said...

Snails can be particularly silly!

Talli Roland said...

I do love me some snail. Get out your garlic butter, Old Kitty!

LTM said...

yep. It's there! And I'm with Charlie. I don't care for snails~ :D

RaShelle said...

Aaawww, the snail is adorable (yes, I said it. Adorable!). But, I'm with Charlie on prefering fish. LOL

Summer Ross said...

I really liked this poem Kitty! silly charlie snails are slower than fish. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Charlie is a SMART cat!! :-)

The Golden Eagle said...

I love that poem! :)

It's as good an answer as any, in many cases.

KarenG said...

EEEwwww Snails and slugs! They are so disgusting and they eat my garden vegetables. I thoroughly dislike them!

Ann said...

Silly snail. And yuck for the trail that silly snail left on your door.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Yikes -- that is a giant snail!

The snails have come out here too, with all the constant rain we've been having lately.

PS: Thanks for your concern about my eye. Unfortunately it is taking along time to heal and I am beginning to feel like "Popeye" as I walk around with a eye swollen shut..lol

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool, cool poem. Slugs are so cool and yet so gross.

Life 101 said...

Too funny!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Jennifer, you're so darned cute, you know that? I love how a silly snail inspired such a cute poem! So, did you put him back in the ocean? :)

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Hilary said...

I am always amazed at how far a snail can travel. I always find a lot by my house, but I guess that is to be expected, considering.... :)

Kate said...

Daft snail - that's never the best way to get Charlie's attention!

Lydia K said...

Ew, I saw that snail before I read your post. I can see why Charlie likes the fish better. The shell is too crunchy, LOL!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Because it's there! Why not.

Charlie: Go for the fish.

You might enjoy the book Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey. It's a beautiful and quiet book about a woman who adopts a snail as a companion when she is ill. You will never look at snails the same way again.

Ann Best said...

That's an awesome picture. Truly slimy! I'm with Charlie who knows enough to keep his distance!!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Simon Kewin said...

Most amusing!

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Sharon K. Mayhew said...

EW...Snails! Cute poem though. :) Charlies looks like he's ready for some weekend fun.

Have a great one, Jennifer!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow a snail - we dont' get those around here! That is pretty cool! And we love the poem (and love that the reason to climb is because it is there!)

And Charlie, we do agree with you - for eating at least we think fish is a much better choice!

Patsy said...

Snails - they're just not right (in so many ways)

Ellie said...

Yuck. I hate snails! Still, they are great climbers!

laughingwolf said...

escargot... deeeelish! :P lol

soggibottom said...

I prefer fishies too Charlie :-) Snails make me burp........
lots of luv Amie Soto Blossom xxx

Theresa Milstein said...

Ha! Love your analogy. That window must be Mt. Everest for a snail. How on earth did it get so high?

Good thing Charlie prefers fish. That poor snail would be jostled!

Jayne said...

We had a snail that took a fancy to our back door. My cats were about as interested in it as Charlie!