The Quill is Mightier

My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Quilliam Shakespeare. His pin name was The Barb of Avon.

Sender-inner Christine L. tells us this is Barnaby! “He is a reverse pinto and we got him from Hamor Hollow. He is the cutest thing I have ever seen so of course I take pictures of him all the time.”


  1. fleurdamour says:

    From Stratford-Upin-Avon of course.

  2. Mary (the first) says:

    I wonder if he’ll be my FB friend ..

  3. Conspiracy theorist would say the real Barb of Avon was Quilltopher Marlowe.

  4. clap

  5. Round of applause for Gigi.

  6. I can’t decide what is more precious – Barnaby or his little prop desk and typewriter.

  7. fleurdamour says:

    Did Shakesquill have a typewriter?

  8. He would if he were a monkey and was banging away at it for a few years.

  9. I’m sad that my hometown doesn’t allow pet hedgehogs.

  10. fleurdamour says:

    Could you sneak one in? Or do they search you at the city limits?

  11. WHAT??!!?? No HEDGIES?!? That’s EVIL!!

  12. Uh guys? That peenk nose is deadlier than the pen.

  13. He looks vanilla flavored…

  14. fleurdamour says:

    Author of the fine plays:

    The Merchant of Pin-ice
    The Two Noble Pinsmen
    King Spear

  15. Ouchthello

    You’ll need a Thymbeline before you pick him up.

  16. 4leafclover says:

    To squee, or not to squee: that is the question.

  17. pSHAW.

    no question a’tall.



  18. SlaveToCat says:

    After a night of heavy drinking with Ernest Hamingway, Quilliam, light weight, Shakespeare tosses his cookies on his new type writer.

  19. *giggle*

  20. Ooh, reverse pinto! So pretty.

  21. That nose and those eyes look so juicy and delectable!

  22. BTW, “Barnaby” ???? Wot a Quilliant name ’tis.

    In a Related Story,:

  23. All work and no play makes Barnaby a dull boy ;)


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