Friday Haiku: Lawn Ranger

How do you like my

Invisible lawn mower

I earn allowance

Looks like he might need a machete, Peter L.



  1. SlaveToCat says:

    Such a perfect example of Camouflage. If his whisker didn’t twitch from allergies to freshly cut grass, I would never have seen him

  2. dubyah1 says:

    Pocket (change) gopher
    Prairie (workin’ like a ) dog,
    Ground(s-keeper) squirrel

  3. Saffron says:

    My Pulp Fiction dance.
    Better than Uma and John.
    Meerkats own da floor!

  4. Stunbunny says:

    Did someone call me?
    I can’t hear you over there.
    Not me? Nevermind

  5. Theresa says:

    It takes ten minutes
    To get this big head balanced,
    Then I fall over.

  6. skippymom says:

    I’ll happily pay this little dude to mow my lawn.

    Hey you guys, I’m waiting for the doctor to call with blood and poop test results for Skippy. He had his annual checkup yesterday and I told her he’s had runny poop for a while. I didn’t realize that it’s really bad to let that go on, and there’s a chance he could have some organ damage.
    Could you guys keep your fingers crossed for us until I hear?

  7. Crazy Pants says:

    skippymom! Sending you all the good thoughts I have and all of my digits are crossed. It’s kind of uncomfortable to walk and type, but it’s worth it.

  8. skippymom says:

    Thanks, CP. For now I’m taking the approach of “worry excessively in order to ensure that it doesn’t turn out to be all that bad”.

  9. dubyah1, you’ve been on fire lately! Keep it up!

  10. Hang in there skippymom!! We (Trixie, Sam and I) are sending positive, soothing thoughts your way.

  11. Fird Birfle says:

    To skippy and skippymom:

    “Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm” (etc)

  12. Rachael says:

    Eyes and legs crossed too. I just know Mr. Skippy will be fine. He has to be, right? We won’t accept any other outcome. *hug*

  13. kiragirl says:

    “da floor” LOL

  14. kiragirl says:

    I iz standing guard
    watchinks for hawks overhead
    [scurries back to den]

  15. Fingers are crossed! I’ll tell Miss Schnozz to cross her paws, too. I know she will, just for you & Skippy, even though she’s not usually a cat-dog 😉

  16. Watchful, beady eye
    Ginormous head and wee paws
    Cute lawn ornament!

  17. skippymom says:

    GUYS!!! Doctor just called, good news! His blood work is fine, no organ trouble. He does have a parasite situation called giardia (she said I could have brought it in on my shoes) which is easy to treat. I’ll pick up medication tonight and the Skipster should be on his way to recovery soon. (not to mention less yucky cleanup for his mom)
    Thank you for all the good thoughts. You guys are such good friends.

  18. yaaaaayyyyy!

    however – watch out in re giardia – it can also be passed to humans

  19. YaY! I didn’t even get to send warm thoughts, but I certainly would have, if I’d read it in time!

  20. skippymom says:

    tracy, the doctor said to me “Make sure you don’t clean the litter box and then eat an apple without washing your hands.” 😯 I was like, um, there aren’t people who would actually do that, right?

  21. Ali-Baba says:

    *waves pom-poms furiously, checks that glitter cannon is loaded for celebratory shot

  22. eeeewwwww

  23. Rachael says:

    Yabba dabba doo and yippy Skippy!!!

  24. skippymom says:

    Theresa, I think this is the best haiku I have ever seen.

  25. Ten-Hut! About face!
    Perfect camouflage, soldier!
    Commence grass detail!

    *nod to SlaveToCat’s mention of camouflage.

  26. Mary (the first) says:

    That’s what I do, too. And it almost always works, so I hope it works out for Skippy, too!

  27. Mary (the first) says:


  28. yep it can. often source of traveler’s poop, hard to treat.
    poor little poopy baby.
    poop. fun to say before coffee intake…

    mod lounge coming up, ah can see it….

  29. Mary (the first) says:

    Is it summer yet?
    There’s so much grass to nibble.
    Can we get a horse?

  30. I think Theresa’s haiku could apply in many instances. Monday mornings, for example.

  31. Huh. I don’t know why I’m surprised — especially given all of the things I see on reality TV these days.

  32. When did we get a glitter cannon?? (checks CO budget line item for “celebrations-and-stuff” . . . )

  33. skippymom says:

    hahahahahaha WIN!!!!!!!!!

  34. YOUPIE Skippy is OK!!!!!!!!!!

  35. kiragirl says:


  36. ffleur2 says:

    With huge eye showing
    Standing still under blue sky
    Sunglasses are nice

  37. Theresa says:

    I’m coming late to this, I apologize. Skippymom and Skippy, I am so glad that things are looking up.

  38. Theresa says:

    *Sticks pinkie under my chin and curtsies*

  39. Saffron says:

    Yay!!! am glad to hear Skippy is OK. 🙂

  40. Hide like a ninja
    Blend in, I am the background.
    My new Facebook pic.

  41. *does the batman eye thing*

  42. Awesomeness! Molto bravo! And yaybeans!

  43. oooh, you got here just in time! we’re having the cocotini volcano bar! grab a glass, a fez and find yourself a hammock!

  44. dubyah1 says:

    Any splendiferous CO’ers know what beastie’s species this is? Ground skwerl?

  45. Raymond says:

    Most excellent.

  46. Bottle Green says:

    Why is his HEAD so
    Big? Why IS his head so big?
    (Sorry, Zim‘s a must.)

  47. i believe it is a squigglus terrafirmus

  48. dubyah1 says:

    I call shenanigans!

  49. oh my god, so this adorable photo has forced me to make a confession. at my work we have a HUGE infestation of gophers, and i am in love with them. as a social worker, sometimes i have clients that like to yell at me and i need to calm down and realize that it isn’t about me. i do this by looking for noses. it is the best past time at work EVER. i call it “operation nose.” my co-workers who know about it thought that i was crazy but now they do it to. we discuss nose sightings and are WAY too excited about it. so, my confession is that i am obsessed with finding noses sticking out of the ground, looking for hawks so they can keep their family safe. i suppose that there are worse obsessions but my boyfriend assures me that it is fairly strange. 🙂

  50. phred's mom says:

    sounds sane to me. boyfriend has no coping mechanisms
    of his own? he just won’t admit to it.

  51. phred's mom says:

    yippee! whoopee! huzzah! super!
    yay! wowza! wonderful! …ahem …
    *clears throat, rearranges hair and
    excellent news, there, SkippyMom

  52. addacat says:

    One tiny creature
    gazes at grass unlimited:
    transcendant vision.