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

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Finding a Good Milliner

Little did Tea Rat know that a milliner is a seller of WOMENS' hats....but that 

didn't stop him from escorting Lily the Bear , his new and lovely little friend, to

the Easter Parade in Nowhere!


Happy Spring EVERYONE!

26 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

TeaRat! I knew you would make it to the Easter parade..and you LOOK SMASHING in your Easter bonnet! awwwww, Lily looks precious! How kind of you to ~walk down the avenue~ with her.. I can see by her expression that she is pleased as a peach to be in such good company..

Anita! FANTASTIC drawing!
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello there TeaRat... So nice to meet you Lily, you look very pretty... Mum sent me over to see you HATS! How dreamy you look! Tea... Is she your new love? I thought I was your girl. I have hats, Lots of hats... and I have a closet FULL of tutu's.. May I come to the Easter parade?
Love,
Bebe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOOOOHOOOO BEBE! Dearest Bebe, you know you are my little girl...always! A bear and a rat, well, we can be good mates, but you know, the relationship can't go further than that!!! teeeeheheheeeee! COME ON DOWN LITTLE ONE, put on your best bonnet and let's strut in style. We shall all go to the local tea house and show off our outfits. Oh how I love to dress up, but Rattus thinks I have lost it!!!

LOVE TO YOU LITTLE MOUSE! Tea Rat

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I'm here, I'm here... What do you think of my hat? I thought a white hat with pale blue ribbons would be nice..Do you like the long ribbons flowing down the back? Mum made this hat for me..Oh yes... lets stop in at the tea house. My TREAT!
Bebe

Christel Hutson said...

oh my, am I behind...Easter parade already? I know I have an old bonnet lying around here somewhere...hhmmm now let me think, where ever did I put that silly looking bonnet? Hey TeaRat, you suppose a baseball cap could pass as a bonnet...silly me, I know it won't do, I'll keep looking, but theres just no way my old bonnet will ever compare to Bebe's with the long ribbons! Hazel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Bebe, that sounds just smashing. Won't I be a sight, with Lily on one arm and you on the other! WOOWOOOOOHHOOOO, AM I A LUCKY RAT! RATTUS...take notes! You tease me old thing about my fetish for hats and boots, but you see? WHO GETS ALL THE LADIES??? I'D LIKE TO SEE RATTUS IN A BONNET! RATTUS! RATTUS! RATTUS!!!! Remember the Christmas play old man? Come on, you can do it! And Hazel dear, just put a flower pot on your head and that will do. IT'S THE SPIRIT!!!! TEA

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh yes! But we are the lucky one's to have such a dapper rat such as you.... This will be grand! I am on my way.
Love
BEBE

The Dutchess said...

AaaaH this is soooooooo cute...must give Mozes a call...he love's parades...and hats. I think he will find little Lily adorable....o my goodness..I do hope Miss Moussie will be back on time..she is still on a tulip hunt..

Lovely lovely lovely...and what I just found in a little box is more then lovely..mail is on its way ....

Ruben Rivera said...
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Ruben Rivera said...

Rattus: TeaRat! You're losing it son! What are you wearing, you silly bugger?

TeaRat: I should think that should be obvious, especially to an observer as astute yourself.

Rattus: I just want to hear it from you own lips. I need to be reassured that this just another of your normal run-of-the-mill lunacies and not something I should REALLY be worried about.

TeaRat: Very well. An Easter bonnet.

Rattus: Then you are lucid as to your actions? You haven't cracked your head and gone completely barmy, daft, mental, unhinged, mad as a hatter, potty?

TeaRat: Can't a rat try on an Easter bonnet?

Rattus: My dear deranged rat, it's simply not dignified, to say nothing of the talk of two male rats living together and you prancing about in Easter bonnets.

TeaRat: Your point being?

Rattus: That folks will think we are more than... you know ...friends.

TeaRat: Why should they think that?

Rattus: Because they might not be privy, as I am, to the fact that "normal" for you is being a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. You know? That not all your dogs are on the leash. No grain in the silo? Half a bubble off the plumb? That your petrol tank is filled with echo instead of ethyl. That a penny for your thoughts gets one change in return?

TeaRat: What ARE you babbling on about?

Rattus: Son, I think the cheese has finally slid off your cracker.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeeheheheeeeee oh dear, you really are a piece of work my dear Rattus...don't you know me by now that I love to yank your chain? Ruffle your feathers? Stir your waters? Oh my dear, dear fellow....you're just jealous 'cause I get all the ladies....

Ruben Rivera said...
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Ruben Rivera said...

My dear, dear fellow. My fear is that your behavior will get you all the blokes.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TOUCHE. HOWEVER, have you EVER seen any blokes knocking at the door of Wits End? It's ALL LADY MICE! They find me charming, alluring, sensitive....you need to don a colorful hat old man and come on and join US! RAT-TUS RAT-TUS!!!! DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE? ARE YOU CHEEKY? Let's see....

Christel Hutson said...

Tea Rat, you are indeed charming, and have such charisma! Rattus, I've always heard you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but perhaps old rats could still learn a thing or two! A snappy new hat, perhaps a flower or two wouldn't hurt a bit. I think you have the potential to be a dapper Don Juan...hhmmm now where did I put my fancy ribbon, I need to dress up my hat! ~Hazel

Ruben Rivera said...

Do I have the courage? Listen, tis not a matter of bravery, but decorum and dignity. What would my students think if I came to class wearing an Easter bonnet? Would they ever take me seriously again?

And as for Don Juan, I've never met him but I'm willing to bet that his legendary way with the ladies did not come from wearing bonnets on his dates. BUYING them for his dates, sure. But wearing them?

No. I feel certain that old Don Juan would vindicate my intransigence in this.

Rattus

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOUR WHAT? You lost me there old man, at the last sentence. OH,RATS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN as they say out there in that human world. Try a flower AT LEAST, in your lapel!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Go get Rattus some ribbon, Hazel. Let's tie up RATTUS!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Mum is laughing so hard I fear she may faint... so I will just say.. You crazy RATS!
Bebe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeheeee! Don't forget to breath now, Penny....breath! YOU'RE NOT BREATHING!! There...ahhhh.......teeeeheeee! WE GOT LILY!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEE

Christel Hutson said...

Crazy rats , yes ,I would have to agree, but it seems silly is the norm here at Nowhere, and perhaps at Wits End too. Rattus, I think your right, old Donnie boy did have a way with the ladies, and gifting them certainly is one way of persuasion, but a debonair Rattus with a fresh smelling flower in his lapel..hmmm now that would be smooth! If that doesn't convice you, I have plenty of ribbon, and a mean streak .... I'm thinking Tea Rat could hold you down, and Bebe could tie a pretty little bow to go along with your easter flower. HeeHee~ Hazel

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I am ok now.. ahhhh..... What a HOOT THIS IS... Oh yes! We are soooooo excitied! Lily is traveling tomorrow...Tell Tea Rat to set an extra plate at the table!
Yipeeeeeeeeee

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Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Marvelous idea Hazel! Yes, TeaRat can hold Rattus down( I think) and I will find a PRETTY RIBBON to make his bow. You like pink right Rattus? teeehee
Bebe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I do believe PINK is his color, isn' it, old man? TEA

Patricia Cabrera said...

Happy "late" Easter to you my darlin'