Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lolamouse's inkblot challenge for Toads

Lolamouse is spending the whole day in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, testing the rest of the toads with Rorschach-style inkblots to see what hidden meanings they have for us.
I am very busy sleeping today, and so is my dog Lindy, so we sent this little black dog to visit Dr. Lolamouse for us. Let's see how he does.

Picture: Portion of painting by Mary Cassat, Wikimedia Commons

hello, doctor lolamouse,
you have such a lovely house,
yes, thank you, I’ll sit on the couch
that chair’s low, I’d have to crouch

I’m here for the Rorschach Test
I hope I pass, I’ll do my best
to see hidden shapes and meanings
in the inkblots you’ve been screening

this one is a redheaded bat
any first-year pup knows that

next one is of jumping rabbits
so predictable, their habits

and the next one’s no surprise
a red-eared wolf with slits for eyes

then we have two kissing fish
close their eyes and make a wish

but the last one is confusing
probably because you’re using
all those colors, Doctor Mouse,
excuse me as I leave your house.

Inkblots provided with prompt by Lolamouse


Helen said...

I believe the good Dr. Mouse will have a 'field' day with this!!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Gosh, Kay. You are so funny! I haven't thought of these in years!

Susan said...

Perfect! Anything not obvious could be threatening.

humbird said...

An interesting approach to look through dog's eyes! Love it!

Ella said...

Dr. Mouse is going to put us away!
Yours was fun to read

Margaret said...

The pooch as passed the test (Rabbits .. I don't see that at all. I see Elephants sitting with their backs to us (see the little tail and nose up in the air?)

All of the others I can see - and the last with colors - I didn't even try. What does that say about me?

Fun poem, you overachiever ! :)

jabblog said...

Great fun - and now I can't see anything other than the images you've described.

Sam Edge said...

I think you're just having too much fun there.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

The clinic is open!

Kerry O'Connor said...

The last one looked like a robot-man to me..But I must say I enjoyed your fun presentation of the Rorschach test.

Jinksy said...

Shows a mind full to the brim with fun as well as brains!

Lolamouse said...

Ah, yes, Kay (I mean, doggie). You seem to be psychological sound and grounded in reality (although you think you're a dog!) I can certainly understand your confusion about the last image-aren't dogs colorblind? Thanks for playing along. This was great fun to read!

hedgewitch said...

Your love of animals is obvious in this one, Kay--every single one almost is an animal spirit for you. Characteristically, I saw a bunch of nightmares. ;_) Loved the rhyme, and the perspective both.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I LOVE all you say in the ink blots . I saw all the same critters.(does this mean you and I only have animals in our brains? I suppose it could be worse!)

Hannah said...

Great way to go about this one, Kay!! So fun...that little dog is a smarty!! ;)

Panchali said...

Hahha...that was truly creative, and the doc gave a perfect ace! Celebrate li'l doggie...Smiles.

Akila G said...

hahah! oh just gave it back! eh?