Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mother Hubbard's Neglected Dog

Old mother Hubbard went to her cupboard to get her dog a bone when she got there, the cupboard was bare
So poor little doggie got none.

The poem is a nursery rhyme which is told to small children.   Personally. I hate this poem and feel it is unsuitable for children's impressionable ears.  How could a mother not have bones for her dog?  That behavior is unforgivable.  Why were there no bones?  Did mother Hubbard eat them herself?  Did she party away the bone money?  Is she too cheap to buy bones?  Is she an abusive mother who needs to be reported for starving her dog?  Did a "cat" burglar break in to steal the bones?  Did a UFO beam the bones into the space ship?  Did she simply forget to buy bones?  If she forgot, that would be the worst reason.  How can you forget your dog?

According to the Internet, the poem Is anout King Henry VIII,  Cardinal Wolsey, and the divorce from Catherine of Aragon.  Of course, the Internet says birds make good pets so it gives lots of bogus information.  The poem makes no mention of a king, a cardinal, and a divorce.  I will add that, there was no shortage of bones in the reign of  Henry VIII.   He kept the executioners busy getting rid of his wives.  Cardinal Wolsey received the same fate. If you lived during that time, the best way to survive is not to meet the king.

 In concludsion, Mother Hubbard should have had a cat instead of a dog.  I also think the company that makes Mother Hubbard dog treats should have a different name.  Why associate your company with with a dog owner who neglects her dog?

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