Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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m. takhallus

The picture leaves unclear the question of whether you roll the toilet paper over, or roll it under.

Careful how you answer! This could cause a schism in your loyal readership.


Hmmm. I'd better come up with a politician's answer . . .

Can't you see, I do it just the way you do. The American way.

(Over. But I better switch, then I won't find all the toilet paper unrolled on the floor. Just claw marks in it.)


If you switch, Kitty will just figure out how to get the end of the roll in the toilet. THEN Kitty will learn to flush and watch the TP auto-spool off the roll.....


Sometimes he already manages to get it in the toilet. See the link. This is not just a random game with him; he's following the full human procedure.


It looks to me that he might be putting the toilet paper back on the roll. I mean . . . the photo doesn't clearly show fault or intent, right? Maybe he's just chastising it for being off the roll in the first place. Really, what does this picture prove?


In the next scene, which I failed to record, half the roll was on the floor and he was on his side, disemboweling the wad with his hind claws.

Matt Brown

My dog does this!


At least he leaves the toilet seat down.


Matt -- now THAT is a first.


You said he's following "the full human procedure."

Is he wiping?!!


Correcting for the absence of hands. Just think how they do it that we can't (ergh)!

Or as I plan to say in my hypothetical cat book: "Humans can't purr, but then, cats can't laugh."

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