The Owl and the Pussycat

Anna Shaw

Westgate on Sea, United Kingdom

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Happy Valentine’s Day

This was created for The Nursery Rhyme Challenge in Altered By Design

Inspired by the poem by Edward Lear (1812 – 1888) and the first publication date of the owl and the pussycat was 1871.

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are.”

Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing.

O let us be married, too long we have tarried;
But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?”
Said the Piggy, “I will”
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand.
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

The music is Paul Young singing ‘Love Is In The Air’ (so appropriate for Valentine’s Day!!)

This was created solely in Photoshop.
I am grateful to the following artists who so generously make their stock available.

Cat by b-squared stock
Owl by seuctive stock
Boat by malicia stock
Trees by two- ladies stock
money by valsgalore
Basket by unholystock

All other textures and backgrounds and individual components were from my own stock.

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