Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gods of Frolic

The dog is the god of frolic.--Henry Ward Beecher

Because he grew up in a household that didn't allow such frivolity as birthday parties, dancing or theatre, it's easy to see why Beecher admired dogs' ability to play. Unless he disapproved of frolicking even as an adult.

Hmmm, I'm thinking "Gods of Frolic" makes a better blog name than "The Farm House," which I never liked but tacked on when I began this blog because I couldn't think of anything else. The name has to encompass all the animals, even Matilda the cornsnake who has spent most of the winter sleeping in her box.
I guess you can't accuse Matilda of frolic, though she is endorsing a famous sport-shoe maker. Will have to keep cogitating on the name thing.


  1. I think snakes frolic, just in their own way!!


  2. You have a snake,I don't want to talk to loud in case I wake her up!!!
    See Yea George xxx

  3. Our mom is one that's not too fond of snakes. We're leaving now - quickly!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. I think that Matilda is an excellent name for a snake. :) How did you come by it?

  5. About the name: Matilda was my son's snake when he was in high school and I inherited her when he left for college. I think the name Matilda derives from Mars. Go figure.

  6. Hmmm... Matilda we are sure is very nice. We have never seen a snake. Our hooman isn't a fan of them sadly.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  7. Surely snakes frolic, too. We are not sure what that would look like, but still ... surly the must! :)

  8. BowWowZer that is a swell name for a blog. Mommy likes your current name because all she has to remember is "farm" and she can put it in and her computer brings up your bloggie. We both think Gods of Frolic could also be remembered easily and it is SOoooo descriptive (except for that sleepy snake of yours!).
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  9. eeeekkkk, a snake.

    I really don't like snakes.

  10. Well I like your blog name, you have an unusual assortment of animals there and so the farm house seems to suit it well.

    I love your snake, I find them fascinating, I also like the name Matilda for her.