One wants to wander away from the world’s some-wheres..
....................into our own nowhere.”

Friday, July 2, 2010

Through Thick and Thin



Rattus: ABSOLUTELY NOT! I CAN'T LOOK AT IT! Old thing, I have been through thick and thin with you, dirigible crashes, outrageous episodes at the theatre and failed attempts to get Miss Moussie to marry you, but there is no way that I am going to apply sunburn cream to your, er....back side...

Tea: Oh dear fellow, it is the least you could do for an old mate, besides, I can't reach that far down.

Rattus: I told you to wear your bathing suit and sunblock, but you wouldn't listen! You insisted on wearing your Wellies on the beach....what good did it do you other than to protect your ankles? I REFUSE!

10 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh my word!! TEA... What have you done to yourself now.. Look at you. I am afraid I will have to agree with Rattus... Have to draw the line somehwere, even if it's on your backside.. Go home now and soak in cool water and vinegar. That will fix you right up.
Bebe

Rattus Scribus said...

RATTUS:
By now you are all aware that Tea Rat, my oldest and dearest friend, did not heed my warning about the beaches of sunny CaliforNEEa. He fell sleep on his belly with naught but wellies on his feet and awoke with a wicked sun burn on his backside. And now he lays about the cottage on his belly like an ancient Roman at dinner.

TEA RAT:
By now you have all also learned that my oldest and dearest friend, Rattus, has reduced my misery to "I told you so" and other platitudes. But look here, my dear fellow, is it asking too much of our friendship to ask you to spread a little sun burn creme on me poor back side?

RATTUS: Oh alright, alright. Here we go. This is really embarrasing..............OK, how's that?

TEA RAT: How about them Yankees, eh wot?

RATTUS: Yeah, how about them Yanks?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I knew you would come to Tea's rescue.. After all, what are friends for. Three cheers for Rattus!!
Bebe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhhh! I am feeling better, thank you. Friendship is the healing balm for any ailment!! Tea

The Dutchess said...

O dear ,o dear ,o dear..My dear old chap.Miss Moussie wants to share with you the old potato remedy!! Yes you read well..potato! You peel the (not cooked)potato..then slice it in very thin slices..and put them on your back..stay like this for about 15 minutes and voila..Its also the perfect remedy when you burn yourself on a hot stove...Ask Gustave..he knows!
Be careful now..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest Bebe and Dutchess....THANK YOU! I shall apply the raw potato slices after my vinegar bath...I am going to stink to high heaven, but what is a rat to do? I cannot sit down for tea time and Rattus is loosing patience with me! What a good chap, he gave in a applied the cream which I must say, didn't work. I think your remedies will do the trick! LOVE TO ALL! Tea

Patricia Cabrera said...

Nita, you did not tell me that! another remedy- Emu oil! I PROMISE you that nothing can beat that, Nita, Nothing!!! You poor thing!
The mouses always makes me laugh!:-)

Jackie said...

Did someone say they are serving potato and vinegar for dinner? Would that be British Chips? That's an odd combination for soup or is it a puddin...Rattus said something about serving it up HOT.

I'll be over lickety split says Gretta, I would not miss a new recipe for nothin'.

Upon arrival Gretta was red from ear to ear...oh dear Tea Rat...let me get my oineee-ment. My friend Garbo the Hedgehog swears by it...let me poke you in the back spine and it will cure what ailes your burn. Over to the left, now bend a little...POKE! All better...you just needed a needle from my backside to yours.
Gretta to the rescue sparing a hind.

Rattus Scribus said...

Ha, Jackie. That's the problem with giving rats home remedies from the kitchen. They eat them.

Last year Rattus had cold? Do you think he starved it? Duh!

Creatures in the land of Nowhere have a saying, "If you can't eat it, what's the point?"

Of course in Nowhere literature and conversation this is another way of saying "What's the point?" or "Get to the point." But it clearly originated from the table and the hearth.

Yours Truly,
Tea Rat

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