Thursday, March 3, 2016

Belated Dr. Seuss Day

My head is still spinning wiff da news about my biggy promotion.   So much to do (e.g. review staffing, ordering more donuts, checking out my new office and wheels) dat I missed Dr. Seuss Day.    I love when mom read  Dr. Seuss to me.   Can I say dat now dat I'm da Chief?

Anyways, all dis police talk got me wondering if Dr. Seuss ever wrote about da police in any of his books.   So... I did some investigating (I am a trained detective ya know).

Look what I dug up....
Dar is a book named A Fish Out of Water.

A Fish out of Water is a 1961 American children's book written by Helen Palmer Geisel (credited as Helen Palmer) and illustrated by P. D. Eastman. The book is based on a short story by Palmer's husband Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), "Gustav, the Goldfish", which was published with his own illustrations in Redbook magazine in June 1950.

Plot:  The story is about a boy who buys a fish, named Otto, from a pet store. The store owner, Mr. Carp, gives the boy instructions on how to care for the fish, including strict feeding instructions: "Never feed him a lot. Never more than a spot! Or something may happen. You never know what." When the boy disobeys these instructions out of compassion for his new pet, Otto begins to outgrow his fishbowl. This leads the boy to move him into lots of vases and a bathtub until he floods the house.

The boy requests help from a police officer and the fire department, who help him take Otto down to the local pool.  There, they drop the fish in, causing it to expand to the size of the pool and scare off all of the swimmers. Unsure of what to do, the boy calls Mr. Carp. He is not surprised as boys always ignore his feeding instructions. When Mr. Carp arrives, he dives into the pool and pulls Otto below. Eventually, he emerges with the fish, back to its normal size. He refuses to say how he did it but tells the boy to never overfeed Otto again, and the boy takes his advice to heart.

More donuts anyone?
Now I know dat da police officer did not solve da problem as it was a magical fish, but it is pretty cool dat da boy did seek help from a police officer and da fire department.

                      Chief Ranger


  1. Hey Chief!
    Wow, great story and I love that the PD and fire trucks were involved. BOL. Great idea about ordering more donuts...we sure hit them hard yesterday to celebrate and the supply is dangerously low. Running out would be so very bad. Yikes!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  2. Er.....Mr Number 2 Bossman, any chance of sharing those donuts wiv a VERY junior police officer?????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Hmm, do you think the same thing might happen to pawlice officers when they eat too many donuts?

  4. Rotten story. Don't buy from a pet store. Get a rescue goldfish.

  5. Mom has her eye on that chocolate frosted one there in the corner!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. Sounds like an excellent story. Pass a donut please.

  7. OMD OMD CHIEF... you are ALREADY in TOTAL Control... you have the Pawlice thingy in Pawspective... ORDER DONUTS... is FURST on the LIST...

  8. Very good story! Hope you had a happy day
    Lily & Edward

  9. Crikey Mr Chief Ranger, Sir ... That was some tribute to the Doctor .... Now can I have one with sprinkles, please????

  10. SHE loves 'A Fish out of Water'. Always read it to her classes. We love fish out of water, too, 'specially on a plate.

  11. Thar is a great story.We appreciate your remembering Dr. Seuss

  12. OMD, I sure didn't gets enough of those donuts yesterday!!! Ma took the second one aways...she said I'm on a diet, and if I wants to gets on the segway, i gots to gets the extra poundage off! meanie. I thinks SHE needs to check her arse in the mirror befores pointin' fingers..amirite??? hehehehe
    Anyhu, can I gets a couple of those sprinkle ones????
    oh,sorry, BOSS! (can't forgets that!)
    Ruby ♥

  13. We was eating our donuts as we listened to da fish story! We really enjoyed da Dr Seuss story and da donuts! Thanks Ranger! You are such a Grrrrreat detective finding us dat Seuss story! You are really taking good care of us citizens in your jurisdiction as da new Pawlice Chief! You are really cleaning up, (da donuts, dat is). We're so happy dat you are taking such good care of Blogville and it's citizens!
    Arrrroooo to you, Chief!
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl


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