Dr. Seuss HubNuggets: The Cat With the Hat

On a wet, rainy night, much too dismal to write, Enelle sat at her keyboard and pondered her plight;

"I have so much to do - there are hubs I must write, but I haven't a single idea that I like!

...and HubNuggets to read! My team's counting on me, to deliver my picks by no later than three!"

...and we still have to clean from the reno party!"

The games had been fun once the renos were done, and the newly new clubhouse was "A-Number1!" - but from bottom to top all the snack trays and cups showed a barely begun spic-and-span clean-up.

As Enelle sat pond'ring her sad, sorry state, a wee knock on the door came. "Who's knocking so late? Who goes rap-tippy-tap on the team's clubhouse door?" Could a raven be knocking where none knocked before? "My name is not Edgar; it's Enelle, you know. If you're looking for Poe, down the road you must go!"

The Cat With The Hat

Image by RedElf, font from uptomark.com
Image by RedElf, font from uptomark.com

Patty Fish

Image by RedElf, picture from hatful-of-seuss.com
Image by RedElf, picture from hatful-of-seuss.com

The cat with the hat tries to write late at night...

Enelle wondered who'd come just to drip on the mat. Surely no-one she knew was as daffy as that. Yet someone or something had rapped, and what's more, was still rap-rip-tip-tapping, upon the front door.

Enelle opened the door, just to peek, just a crack, and she saw, on her mat, cup and saucer, and cat!

RedElf was soaked from her ears to her tail, and KoffeeKlatch Gals could have filled up a pail with the rain that was sloshing from saucer and rim. "We've come to play, Enelle," they cried. "Let us in!"

"No, no, Enelle! No," Patty Inglish admonished. "Remember their last visit? How they astonished us all with their antics, the wild games they played! Please, don't let them in. Think what Maddie would say!"

Maddie would not be pleased, Enelle knew without doubt, if the kitty and cup made more mess in the 'house.

"But we're so very chilly and wet," begged the two. "And we know such good games, games like 'Hide Patty's Shoes..."

"No shoe hiding, no!" Enelle firmly replied. "Only reading and voting - or just stay outside." So RedElf and Gal entered, swearing they would not torment Ms Patty, but read, and be good...

Which one of this week's HubPages Tutorials and Community nominees is your favorite?

  • 23% How I raise my hubscore
  • 10% First Month At HubPages From A Post-Panda Newbie
  • 18% Woohoo! Making money with Hubpages!!!
  • 8% Here Is A Way You Can Help Yourself and Your Fellow Hubbers
  • 38% How To Stay Motivated With HubPages
  • 5% How to Find A New HUB Topic Today?
40 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Image by RedElf, pictures from labibliotecariahabla.blogspot.com and dailystrength.org
Image by RedElf, pictures from labibliotecariahabla.blogspot.com and dailystrength.org

Thing 2 and Thing 1 come to join in the fun...

They had just finished reading when came, as before, yet another small rapping tap-tapped on the door. ladyjane1 and Jason 2 dripped on the mat, their umbrellas blown inside out, broken - squashed flat.

"We've come to help, Enelle," the soggy pair chirped. "The more hands, the merrier - faster we'll work. We'll whiz through the cleaning, and reading, and voting, then we'll have time to play a new game - "Patty Poking!"

"No whizzing, no poking, no FaceBook, you two! If Gal and RedElf must behave, so must you!"

"But, Enelle," they cried as they swung from the ceiling, "We're feeling quite frisky, and "Poking's" appealing." They bounced on the sofa and piled up the chairs, and then juggled the dishes while sliding downstairs.

"Stop your sliding and juggling! This mess is not fun! There's reading and voting right now to be done."

Which one of this week's Entertainment and Media nominees is your favorite?

  • 14% How To Impersonate Lady Gaga
  • 6% Music Industry Rejects- We are Foolsbane
  • 26% My Trip to the Moon
  • 26% Summer Nostalgia with "American Graffiti"
  • 6% Ten Great Romance Movies (That you Probably Haven't Seen)
  • 23% The Importance of Singing in Choirs to Your Health
35 people have voted in this poll.

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It was VERY rainy - photo from baristanet.com
It was VERY rainy - photo from baristanet.com

You'll all be in trouble when mother come home...

Simone hurried 'round the wet streets of the town. The rain was still pouring, in great torrents, down. "Enelle will be wond'ring and worried, I'm sure, for I promised to tidy the clubhouse with her."

When she opened the door, what a sight met her eyes - all the crockery, perched upon poles, stacked sky-high, while the whole team was yelling and rushing about. Such racing, and chasing of "things" through the house!

"Oh, no! ladyjane1, stop spinning those dishes - look out for the stairs! Jason 2, stop! Ms Fish is a member, remember," Simone Smith hollered. "It's HubNuggets night, not Fish-Bowling for Dollars!"

An awesomely quiet, hushed silence descended, as, sheepishly, throughout the wreckage, they wended their way to the kitchen - the team re-assembled. "Now - let's get to work. There is much to be mended before ripplemaker returns with our snacks. We shall clean up this mess - Enelle, Fish, you relax."

Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?

  • 7% Are You Your Dog's Best Friend?
  • 5% Living With Maunzy (The Chinchilla)
  • 14% Tigers In Our Midst
  • 44% A No Name Cat Called Remington
  • 9% Living with Roxy, the Epileptic Rescue Dog
  • 21% The Canine Devil Dogs of The United States Marine Corps!
43 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Not quite "The End"...

ripplemaker returned, tuckered out from her shopping, with rainbows of happy ideas just a-popping, all ready to settle and get those thoughts written on "gratitude," "balance," "tips for the love-smitten..."

With parcels and bundles she ran for the door through the pelting-down rain, to get out of the storm. "My goodness, the whole team has gathered," she said. "And the house is so tidy! Enelle, you look dead! I've had such a day," ripplemaker was beaming. "I've cherries, and choc'late, and movies for screening - who's up for some popcorn?" To the kitchen she sped while the team watched, bemused.

"Well done, friends," Enelle said.

The HubNuggets Team

SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb

What were the HubNuggets?

HubNuggets Program - The HubNuggets project was a Special Program of HubPages that helped to promote new writers, explained at the HubPages Learning Center by Simone Smith, our Online Marketing Community Manager. Hub Pages continues to welcome and promote new writers.

Zsuzsy Bee created this fun, Project Dictionary: HubNugget Lingo

More hot tips on how to get traffic: Drive Traffic to Your Hub With Hub Pages Participation

© 2011 RedElf

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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

What fun this was! Rain may make everyone soggy, and perhaps a bit prone to troublemaking, but it sure does produce the best of stories!

Speaking of good stories, the Hubs this week are magnificent. Props to the nominees!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You guys are SO creative. I have read a couple of these and am off to the others!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Simone - thanks for organizing the clean-up, too :D:D:D Some great contenders (nominees) this week!

Hyphenbird, so glad you stopped by to read and vote!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Ooh this was so fun! I enjoyed your hub so! Let's get reading and voting! Congrats to all the nominees. :)


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Debra Charney 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for leading me to the info on HubNuggets. I wish everyone the best!! Lots of great hubs.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

ripplemaker, thanks so much! Here's hoping everyone comes out to read and vote :D

Debra Charney, thanks so much for stopping by to support the nominees!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

Amiss and askew, what's a bluefin to do?

But vote on these nuggets and pick up a clue -

Shoes and poking aside, blue fish can abide

This story much better than the films that were filmy

All day in Ohio, that was hotter than hades

A bowlful of water was long overdue-

A quadruple star rating for the Kats and the Crew!


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I love Dr. Seuss and this poem was great! It makes me nostalgic for my childhood. But poor Patty :(

I'm thrilled to be nominated for a hubnugget! I'm off to do some reading, one of my favourite activities. :)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I have read and finished voting. I cried through much of the pet section.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hats off to you, Ms Fish, from the crew

The Kats had much fun!

Here's to hoping you soon have relief from the sun!

Hey, Flora - congrats on your nomination! The pet hubs are killer this week!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

RedElf-who can't identify with the Cat in the Hat? Great story-fun, fun, fun! :) I voted.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I hope so too as I faithfully gave a link back to this hub :D Excited!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Denise, thanks so much for stopping by to read and vote! So glad you enjoyed our "Cat With the Hat" :D

Thanks so much for the link, ripplemaker! Great to see so many come out to support our new writers!


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thank you for the nomination. That is really fantastic, and this hub is so creative! I'll be checking out all the links here once I have time!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

You are most welcome, Bud, and congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you back here to read and vote!


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

Wow I am so impressed....you are a Dr. Suess Genius...Loved the poem you are sooooooo creative. voted this hub way up. Oh yea and I voted for them hubnuggets too. GREAT JOB!! Cheers.


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Debra Charney 5 years ago from United States

Thanks, for voting for us HubNugget nominees!!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much ladyjane1 - it was great fun to write! Glad you stopped by to read and vote :D

Hey, Debra - congratulations to you all!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

RedElf, I think you are Dr. Seuss in cat's clothing. What fun it is to be playful. Wonderful job. I love Dr. Seuss.

Congratulations to the nominees. I put my votes in. Rated way up.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Gal! I love the doctor, too, and you guys did some great picking this week!


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daisyf1305 5 years ago from miami beach

Great job redelf I enjoyed finding other great hubbers that I now get to read fun hubs and great articles!!!!! keep them coming


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Awesome hub! Voted, shared, voted up, f/b'd and tweeted! Awesome rhymes and pictures - and the nominees are really great!!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, daisyf1305! We have a lot of fun promoting new writers!

Hey, Enelle! So glad you've recovered from the clean-up and enjoyed the hub. You were my inspiration for this one: I saw an comment in one of your HubNuggets hubs about "the cat with the hat..." and there you go!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

He he he - love the hat :D...oh, and did I say AWESOME HUB!!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

And the book cover is a winner.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hi, Enelle! Thought you might like the hat :D:D:D and thanks again! I had a lot of fun following in "the Dr.'s" footsteps.

Thanks so much, Ms Fish! I just love playing with PhotoShop. I wonder if we could interest Suess' publishers in changing their cat for ours - she looks so darned cute!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

And she has sooooo many more hats as well, or so soon we will see :)


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Oooooh, goody, I can hardly wait :D


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I just got an email letting me know I won with 23% of the votes. Thank-you again for nominating me andall your team does to promote new hubbers!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

You are most welcome, Flora - congratulations! We love supporting new writers. Congratulations to all the winners and all the nominees!


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Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

Now this post was a wonderful find! I love rhymes. I think you've got another fan! Thank you. Smile!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Carlon Michelle. Playing "DR." (at least, playing Dr. Seuss) is always great fun.


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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

More than a year

since you wrote this.

Oh dear!

And I'm just discovering it now

How?

Well, thanks to you following me,

I decided to see

What you have done.

And it was fun.

Voted up

To give you a pop.

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