Purr-lock Holmes The Purr-fect Detective

February 7, 2021 at 11:14 pm (Detective story, Entertainment, Humour, Poetry) (, )

Purr-lock Holmes the Purr-fect Detective

He was Purr-lock Holmes the purr-fect detective
His reasoning was definitely not defective
With a meow here and a meow there
His magnifying glass looked everywhere
He was hot on the trail
With a flash of his tail
Les-trod of Barnyard Yard could not keep up
And he was often left holding the cup

Doctor Barksome was a cocker spaniel
Whose name wasn’t mentioned in the Book of Daniel
He was Purr-lock’s chronicler and sidekick
Who often gave his paw a lick

And Purr-lock’s most frightening case
Whose tale when told gives one’s heart a race
Was the Hound of the Basket-villes
Whose mere mention gave one the chills
And made one forget to take Dodd’s Kidney Pills

The Hound of the Basket-villes terrorized the countryside
And Inspector Les-trod wasn’t taking it in stride
Purr-lock Holmes was called in on the case
Thus with trusty pipe in place
Firmly in mouth on his face
Purr-lock set out on the trail
Travelling by train on the rail

He arrived near the manor of Basket-ville Hall
Where it seemed that his fur was starting to crawl
So Purr-lock set out on the trail of Hugo Basket-ville
And what he saw hence gave him quite the thrill
For there was Hugo with his mistress so fine
That it made one want to stop and dine

For Hugo’s mistress was Marilyn most fair
When you’ve got her, why chase a hare?
For Hugo was looking for fair flowers to pick
And didn’t know his barking would break the candlestick
Causing rumours to surface of a hound of Old Nick

So the case was solved and the hound was no ghost
And Les-trod’s career was now nothing but toast
Purr-lock and Barksome returned to London
And Hugo was left having nothing but fun-some

-A poem written by Christopher
Sunday February 7th 2021.


  1. Rain Alchemist said,

    The poetry about purr lock homes as the purrfect detective is so perfectly written sir, what an amazing fun read πŸ™‚πŸ™

  2. Kritika said,

    Had fun reading it. Cats can be better detectives than Dogs. πŸ˜€

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Kritika. πŸ™‚

      Yes, cats 😺 are definitely better detectives than dogs πŸ•.

      It helps to be curious in the detective profession. πŸ•΅πŸ»

  3. ΠιCΘLΣ said,

    I must find this lane and run down it. One must save Marilyn from the cold.

  4. Seoul Sister said,

    Love this poem! Purr-lock Holmes is so stylish πŸ€—πŸ’–

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Judy. πŸ€—πŸ’˜

      Yes, Purr-lock Holmes is perfectly stylish. πŸ˜ΈπŸ•Ά

  5. David Redpath said,

    Lucky Hugo … to be Marilyn’s pet! 🐢 πŸ’›

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, Hugo has all the fun. πŸΆπŸ’›

      It was funny I didn’t know how I would end this poem when I started writing it and then one of my FB friends posted a 1957 photo of Marilyn with her pet bassett hound Hugo.

      And I thought, “Hey, Hugo Baskerville was the name of a character in Doyle’s original The Hound of The Baskervilles.”

      So then I had Purr-lock investigate the case of the Hound of the Basketviiles (Basketville being a combination of Baskervillle and bassett) and the rest as they say is History.

  6. Jessica E. Larsen said,

    This is such a paw-werful poem that I can’t help love it πŸ₯°

  7. Chocoviv said,

    Love this

  8. rajanisingh885721172 said,

    Beautiful blog

  9. Katherine said,

    He, he, loved this one! 🐈

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