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Friday, March 29, 2013

I Need A Little Help From My Friends

Tea Rat: Hmmmm.....I think I got more paint on miself than on this Easter egg... I know, I have a splendid idea!

anita rivera©

Red Sonja dearest,

the dutchess

could you find it in you, to lay me some Easter eggs in bright colors, preferably pastels as such




or just one that expresses my sincerest sentiments


to all my beloved Nowhere friends? I am simply not an artist.


(Do you all notice I am not wearing my boots? Red Sonja insists I do not wear them inside of the house. That chicken is dynamite!)

OH! What a lovely idea Bebe had;


Penny White



Tea Rat


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bebe here... and I brought my paint and brushes.. I think you have done a beautiful job painting that egg.. Let's get to work and make dozens for our Nowhere friends..

Hey! Where are your boots? Did you leave them on the porch?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Love your illustration Anita!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: Oh Bebe, always a friend indeed when we are in need! Bring your paint brushes little one, I NEED HELP! You see, I seem to get more paint on miself than on the object of interest; I thought I would implore Red Sonja, since she IS a chicken and does lay eggs. She is such a WONDER that I wondered if she could bang out a dozen colored eggs...what do you think? I think she could lay some polka dotted and striped ones!

Oh, Red Sonja insists that I take off my boots while in the cottage. SHE RUNS A TIGHT SHIP!!!!!!!

Ruben Rivera said...

RED SONJA: Braarck! Buk...buk! Braack! Ouch, that hurts!

TEA RAT: Oh, sorry dear, Red. You're not feeling unwell?

RED SONJA: Buk...buk! Braack! YOU asked me to lay some eggs already multicolored and decorated, and I tried. Buk...buk! I really did. But you try laying decorated eggs, polka-dotted, gold-foil wrapped and such. Braack! Buk...buk! Ouch! It's hard on me backside. Buk...braack!

TEA RAT: But you did it last year, I heard.

RED SONJA: Buk...buk! I didn't. I've never done it. Braack!

TEA RAT: Still, can't you try...

RATTUS: Oh, stop hen-pecking that hen.

TEA RAT: But what will we do about the Easter eggs? How will we ever get all the eggs done in time for Easter?

BEBE: I'll help. I brought all me paints and brushes.

MISS MOUSSIE: And Mozes and I can help too, and Gretta, and Raccoon and, well, everybody.

RED SONJA: Braarck! And I'd be happy to provide the eggs, if you'll let me lay them the normal way. Buk.. buk!

RATTUS: Righto! We can start an assembly line, be very American, efficiency, cut costs, and all that.

FREDERICK: And I can be the quality control inspector on the production line. Nothing untoward gets past me.

RATTUS: Right. Then let's all get to it. Wait. Tea Rat, why-ever are you crying?

TEA RAT: Everyone's making plans and forgot all about me, and I'm the one who started this thing.

RATTUS: We didn't forget you old thing. Why you have one of the most important jobs of all.

TEA RAT: And what, pray tell is that?

RATTUS: Why, tea! Tea! Tea and toasted tea cakes with so much butter that it runs down your paws. What civilized people would do anything worthwhile without tea? That my dear friend is your job, and a crucial one it is. You are quite simply, INDISPENSABLE! ... Well, now why are you crying!

TEA RAT: It's just that.... it's just that.

RATTUS: It's just that, what?

TEA RAT: It's just that it's true. I am indispensable!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...
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Tea Rat: Oh, this is so heart-felt....I am....choking up here....(blows nose) sniff, sniff.....I will get all the tea cups and tea cakes and ....sniff,sniff....

Rattus: Old man, pull yourself together now; you are going to get all the tea cakes soggy. We cannot have soggy tea cakes, for you yourself have complained that too much jam ruins the texture of the cakes. Come on now...buck up!

Tea Rat: It's just that all this love gets me right here...sniff, sniff...

Rattus: Please spare us the details of "where it gets you"....let's just get the assembly line goin'!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

BEBE: We need a basket I say, a BASKET! The eggs are rolling all over the place.
Who said... SPEEEEEED IT UP on the assembly line? Why is me thinking it was YOU Tea Rat! Rattus, do something with Tea Rat will you?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: LET HER ROLE...I SAID, LET HER ROLL...speed up that assembly line; we don't have a moment to waste! Easter is in just two days! Bebe, put some of those eggs under your chef's hat....teeehe

Ruben Rivera said...

MOZES: Oh dear, Red Sonja's spittin' out the eggs faster'n we can decorate 'em!

MISS MOUSSIE: Someone must have pushed the switch to full.

RATTUS: Someone pull back on the mother! Who did it? Who did it?

TEA RAT: Ha, ha. Yolks on you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: TEA HEE HEE...the egg yolk's on you mi man!

Come on know everybody; why not do what Lucy and Ethel are doing and EAT the eggs as we pack 'em!

Ruben Rivera said...
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RATTUS: Don't you throw your cheap puns at me! Stop egging us on.

TEA RAT: Ah, don't be so hard boiled.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEAT RAT: You are a scrambled egg, soft-boiled and a real stinker RATTUS! LET HER ROLE!

Ruben Rivera said...

RATTUS: What is this, an egg-pun championship? OK then have at you. I'm going to fry that egg head of yours.

TEA RAT: You? Take me on? You'll just CRACK under pressure.

RATTUS: And you'll just POACH my ideas.

TEA RAT: Not me, I'm a true EGGS-PLORER.

RATTUS: Brother, that was a terrible pun. I'm heading for the EGGS-IT.

TEA RAT: You're just afraid that OMELETTE smarter than you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: YOU EGGS BENEDICT ARNOLD! Egging on your most esteemed colleague and friend?

Ruben Rivera said...

RATTUS: Oh, Eggs Benedict Arnold am I. Well then allow me to reTOURTE!

TEA RAT: Oh, I can't wait for your EGGs-planation you bull-headed rat.

RATTUS: Oh-LAY! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

TEA RAT: Well, I'm POULTRY in motion.

RATTUS: Stop your practical YOLKS.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: You know what they say in France don't you EGGHEAD?

That's UN OEUF! teeheee

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

muat dod ya say.. Sorry, my mouth is FULL OF EGGS...I can't fit any more under my chef's hat... I think I am going to loose it. LET IT ROLL!

Ruben Rivera said...

BEBE: Would you two rats come back down to earth. Easter is rapidly approaching. Stop your puns and get to work.

TEA RAT & RATTUS: Ooooh! Well EGGS-cuse me!

BEBE: Stop it I mean it. Get back in the EGGS-spress line. Tee hee hee.

RATTUS: Why BEBE, you a real practical YOLKER. Now I'm really in love.

TEA RAT: Watch it there bub! You're walking on EGG SHELLS.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Stop, STOP!!
You are killin me here Rattus.
Speeeeed it up TEA RAT!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: I GOT THE GREEN LIGHT FROM BEBE......SPEED IT UP BOYS! How about that Rattus? Can you keep up with the demand?

Ruben Rivera said...
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TEA RAT: Well I've had enough. I'm going to San DiEGGo.

RATTUS: No, no. Let's go to New YOLK.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: How about we both go to New RochSHELL, together, and leave the others to finish the assembly line work; I'm FRIED!

Ruben Rivera said...

RATTUS: OK let's go. This business is just a SHELL company.

TEA RAT: Yeah, sooner or later it will be EGGSposed and people are going to jail.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hey WAIT JUST A MINUTE! First you have to get up off the ground Tea Rat and quick picking up all the eggs that rollllllllled off the line...
Break is over, get up! Then you can go to New RocShell.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: OH Bebe....shhhhhh! Promise not to tell Red Sonja about our EGGcursion today? shhhhh......I'll pick up after myself, but DON'T LET RED SONJA KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE! She'll just about scramble me and serve me up, cracked shells and all if she finds out I have turned Witsend sunnyside up!

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

TEA RAT: Oh, now we see the violence inherit in the system. Help! Help! I'm being EGGSploited.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Mum's the word Tea Rat! I won't rat you out.. CALM DOWN!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Penny,


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Merci dear Anita! The Dutchess and you are tops on my list of drawings!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Penny, WE HAVE BEEN ON AN EGGROLL today, haven't we?

Your drawings are just melt my heart. This was so fun!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a HOOT you two are.. Happy Easter dear friends!

Oh thank you Anita! Yes it was a blast!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I will never forget this...

Ruben Rivera said...

Always fun here on Nowhere. Have a blessed Easter, Penny & Bebe.


Palomasea said...

My cheeks are hurtin' after this EGGStravaganza!! :))
Hugs and kisses...HAPPY EASTER DEAR ONES!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And happy CELEBRATION to you dearest Irina! Anita

The Dutchess said...

O I'm late....just wait ...be back later after my Easter shopping..eggs and more eggs...!

The Dutchess said...

Dear Friends....I am sitting here in my birdsnest with a big smile on my face...thank you for the fun and laughter and the sweet drawings..You are all Eggstraordinary...Wishing you happy days...

Easter blessings

T.D and Company

P.S Red Sonja would like to add something....

-Eggscuse me for being a bit eggsotic...I was a good egg ones but became a bad ass chicken...pardon the eggspresion..but, like my mother used to say..An Egg is always an adventure,the next one may be different.....I am now making my eggsit...but I will be back...

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

Bernard Meltzer

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: WOOOOO, WOOO HOO! You ARE a good egg, a bit EGGcitable at times (that feather duster is a mighty weapon!), you run a TIGHT SHIP (please, please can I wear my boots in the house?) and you are a badass MOMMA! But, you ARE a good egg!

RATTUS: And Red Sonja, WE ARE ALL slightly cracked, aren't we? But the best colored Easter egg shells are cracked so we can open them better and enjoy what is inside.....

OH DUTCHESS! We were laughing from coast to coast yesterday...Ruben and I both at two different ends of the house, typing, with Penny on the other side of the country, drawing and coming in to counter comment; we thought of you and here you are. I bet Miss Moussie has a list longer than Tea Rat's so that Easter is FUN and full of goodness.


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