Friday, March 02, 2007

Ferdinand: Facing Death with Fearless Fortitude

Ferdinand is going at a goodly pace. Stealthily keeping close to forecourt walls, I follow.
Ferdinand is wearing his tail very high; it's like looking at a tea towel holder.
"You following me?"
"You following me Ferdinand asks grumpily?"
"Dolly go away!"
"Ferdinand continuing on his journey hisses, go away."
"Will you stop repeating everything I say?"
"Ferdinand says, will you stop repeating everything I say?"

Facing with fortitude the threefold hazards of big black rubber wheels, the gnashing jaws of the canine lunatic fringe and the water throwing, bunny burning Mrs Bigginbottom, Ferdinand is making his way to Electra’s house (it's the spring, enough said...)

"Will you stop?"
"Ferdinand says, will you stop."
"Stop it."
"Ferdinand shouts, stop it."
"Stop ."
"Get out of the road you mangy ginger moggy," a male human bellows from his Ford Orion and salutes us with two fingers.

Wow! Ferdinand nearly got squished by one of the aforementioned big rubber wheels. Fortunately your roving reporter Dolly was on the pavement; Ferdinand who is not looking or concentrating on the job in hand was otherwise engaged shouting stop it at me.

Safely across the road Ferdinand's tail is held a little lower.
"What's he mean mangy moggy?"
"Ferdinand asks: what's he mean mangy moggy?"
"Will you stop repeating everything I say?"
"Ferdinand says will you stop repeating everything I say."
"Stop it."
"Stop it."

Ferdinand is approaching another road will he make it now? Can he concentrate for more than two seconds?
"Stop repeating everything I say."
"The technical term is running commentary!"
"Well just stop running after me with your commentary!"

He can’t think of anything other than Electra: brains are in his...
...Whooh that was close!
"Dolly you are going to get us both killed."

Dolly: Facing dangers boldly to bring the news. Roving reporter. The Kate Adie of the cat world.

Ferdinand: Facing Death with Fearless Fortitude.
"It's my postscript ."
Dolly: Danger cat.
Ferdinand: Handsome ginger cat (not a mangy moggy.)
Dolly: Jounalist.
Ferdinand: It's my blog!
"Ginger .... "
"Get off."
"dscxf tbg Keyboard cmfrd hhh."
"zx gfv grt nbhjkjhkcxncx."!


Dan Bourke said...

Hi, and thanks in advance for your time.

I'm a Cardiff University student and am writing a study on citizen journalism and its impact on the journalism industry...

I'm hoping to distriubte a simple, email survey to 100 bloggers such as yourself and was wondering firstly, if you would be willing to participate? It would only need two to three minutes of your time.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Many thanks again,

Kindest regards,


Casey said...

Unlike the first commenter, I didn't go to college. I run Animal Internet. We publish animatorials (editorials written by animals.) Check us out. Please. Maybe you'd like to write for our site too.

Sorry if posting this here annoys anyone. I didn't see an email address.

Mark Moulding said...


I'm a journalist at BBC Radio Wiltshire, and I'm currently working on a series about local bloggers. I've been taking a look at your blog, and it looks really interesting, so I'd be interested in speaking to you.

If you fancy it, it would involve a short interview - probably pre recorded - to find out about you, your blog, why you blog, who you blog for etc.

I'm trying to get as wide a range of bloggers as possible - from all walks of life and covering lots of different issues - so having yours in the mix would be great.

Drop me a line to let me know what you think!


Ferd said...

Hello Dan
Sorry I can't get back to you, you don't have an email. But I will be surveyed, as long as it doesn't involve physical pain!
ps: There is am email on here now around about the links section.


Ferd said...

Hello Casey
No I'm not annoyed, just popped over to your site and very nice it is too, of course not as tasteful as orange but there you go.
Anyway if you do come this way again you will see my new email just by the links section.