The Twibbit on occasion knows a difficulty with its toes

Edward Gorey would have loved this dog.

Birds-eye view of Sudo the greyhound lying on the rug with a stuffed alligator between her front legs

Same pose, different angle

We often speculate which creature from The Utter Zoo Sudo most resembles. Lately the Twibbit seems to be winning, though sometimes she is the Mork (“The Mork proceeds with pensive grace / And no expression in its face”), sometimes the Limpflig (“The Limpflig finds it hard to keep / From spending all its life asleep”), and sometimes the Yawfle (“The Yawfle stares, and stares, and stares, / And stares, and stares, and stares, and stares”).

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please avail yourself of the nearest copy of The Utter Zoo: An Alphabet by Edward Gorey. The Utter Zoo can also be found in the collection Amphigorey Also.

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