Skip to main content


Musical Monday: Dirty Paws

Monday, January 13, 2014

Press play
Of Monsters and Men "Dirty Paws"

 photo 472f8b96-9999-49ea-8476-98d6795c4f3c.jpg

Bonnie Blue went on a joy run, and she needed a bath.  I kept singing "Dirty Paws" while bathing her, and now I can't get the song out of my head!

I love the band Of Monsters and Men.  They're Icelandic, and they have a very neat style.  I've always wanted to visit Iceland, and I hope to travel there soon.

Quote from "Dirty Paws"

"Dirty Paws"

Jumping up and down the floor,
My head is an animal.
And once there was an animal,
It had a son that mowed the lawn.
The son was an ok guy,
They had a pet dragonfly.
The dragonfly it ran away,
But it came back with a story to say.

Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
The birds, they got help from below,
From dirty paws and the creatures of snow.

And for a while things were cold,
They were scared down in their holes.
The forest that once was green
Was colored black by those killing machines.
But she and her furry friends
Took down the queen bee and her men.
And that's how the story goes,
The story of the beast with those four dirty paws.

 photo 472f8b96-9999-49ea-8476-98d6795c4f3c.jpg

Shelley learned how to hand knit at school, and she made Bonnie a little scarf from yarn remnants.
Poor baby.

What's on your playlist?  Link-up to Musical Monday!

Until next time…

Ricki Jill


  1. Ricki Jill, I always learn about new bands and music from you. Enjoyed this!

  2. She looks all 'done in'! But so pretty and clean! Have a fun afternoon my friend!

  3. Oh poor Bonnie Blue... She looks so embarrassed. Poor 'baby'.... She couldn't help it, Mommy. She just couldn't _not_ go on a joy run. Pooooooor 'baaaaaaaby'..... :-)


  4. -waving hands-

    -jumping up and down-

    Had some reading luck over the weekend!!!!!!


    I tell you in my post today.


    At long last!


  5. I did not listen yet because Steve is napping on the sofa near me and I don't want to bother him. The lyrics are fun so I will listen as soon as he awakens.

    Lulu's baths are not fun because she does not like them, but they are a must with her long hair. She usually has "sandy" paws.

  6. LOL- I ti s like Iceland around here with more coming! Kicky song and fun little scarf on Bonnie! xo Diana

  7. I love the scarf your daughter made for her.

  8. She looks great! Bonnie will love your regardless if you touch her feet or not!

  9. Aw...that is how Fozzie looks when he wears anything!

  10. Love the scarf!!! Bonnie doesn't look thrilled to be wearing it though!!

  11. Poor Bonnie, indeed! ;)
    Fedora also loves Iceland and wants to go there does look lovely, and produces some fun musicians. Thanks for sharing this one!

  12. Love love love Monsters and Men! Such a great band! Cute Bonnie!

  13. Love the Bonnie's scarf, she's such a good sport! ♥


Comments are friendly!


I'm Ricki Jill. Welcome! I'm honored that you're reading my blog. I enjoy sharing my creative lifestyle @ The Bookish Dilettante. For more information about my blog, please read the Start Here page. Thank-you for stopping by, and I hope you'll consider following me via email.

Follow me on Instagram