Hope T has recovered...;)
Oh my!!!!!! May I take a ride with you Miss M and T ? I would love to float along.. Is there room for me?Love,BebeOh Dutchess, what a magical illustration! I love it!!!!
TEA RAT: AM I DREAMING???? Rattus, lad, PINCH ME....please tell me I am NOT DREAMING! AM I REALLY HERE, Miss M., with you, oh Divine One??????Miss M.: Yes dearest, you are here, with me, and I raise my tea cup to you, Lord of the Tea, The Earl of Gray, the....TEA RAT: WAIT! Go no further....I want to savor this moment, right now!
(YES, Tea Rat is much better now! It's Rattus that has no sea legs, but Tea Rat? He's an old salty dog....or salty rat!)THIS IS SOOOOOO GREAT DUTCHESS!
RATTUS: Well, now I've seen it all. Tea Rat old man, you NEVER EVER take off your boots for anyone; I ask you to take off those foul things before you enter the cottage, and you always give me guff. Miss M. agrees to have tea with you, and you kick off your boots in an instant!Tea Rat: SHUSH, lad! I want to hear only the sweetness of her voice....I STRUCK IT RICH TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!Rattus: Oh dear.
Tea Rat: Let's all go boating. We'll double date. Me and Miss Moussie, and you and Bebe. Rattus: Brilliant. And I'll sing.Tea Rat: Hold your whiskers. I'll sing. Rattus: How's that? Goose flatus sounds better than you. I'll sing. Bebe, dear, listen to this: ♪ ♫ Cruising down the river ♪ ♫ on a Sunday afternoon ♪ ♫ ...Tea Rat: ♪ ♫ Eating chicken livers ♪ ♫ and singing like a baboon ♪ ♫ ...Rattus: ♪ ♫ With one you love the sun above ♪ ♫ waiting for the moon ♪ ♫ ...Tea Rat: ♪ ♫ Just wait my love, I'll push and shove ♪ ♫ and spit in a spitoon ♪ ♫ ...Rattus: ♪ ♫ Just two of us together ♪ ♫ we'll plan our honeymoon ♪ ♫ ...Tea Rat: ♪ ♫ I'll have you tar and feathered ♪ ♫ and then hang you at high noon ♪ ♫ ...Rattus: ♪ ♫ Cruising down the river ♪ ♫ on a Sunday afternoon ♪ ♫ ...Tea Rat: ♪ ♫ Your singing makes me shiver ♪ ♫ for you cannot hold a tune ♪ ♫ ...Miss Moussie: Tee hee hee hee. Silly aren't they?Bebe: Tee hee hee hee. But cute.
Yes, Silly but darn cute....hahaaa...:)
Tea Rat: Did you hear that RATTUS? The girls think we're cute! Ahhhh....HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY TODAY!!!!!!!Rattus: Then you'll allow me to sing THE REST OF THE SONG?Tea Rat: Go ahead old thing. But I'm keeping my eye on your with MY SISTER, BEBE! Talk about rocking the boat....you steal the cradle! Or whatever that saying is.....Miss M., continue dearest...what were you saying about my eyes? Tell me more....Rattus:Miss M., whatever you do, don't start feeding him those grapes one by one.....keep your dignity!
DUTCHESS! HERE WE ARE, TOGETHER!
TEEE HEEEEE !I know that song..How green is my valley, how round is my belly... Is that how it goes?
Teee Heee....o dear....T...be careful..the boat...its tipping over..teeeeeeeee....
Tea Rat: NO FEAR DEAREST DUTCHESS...I owe much to you madame; for you are the mastermind behind the Great One, the mouse whose face launched a thousand little boats, to ME, TO ME! Rattus: Get a hold of yourself son. Dearest Dutchess...Rattus speaking....pay no mind to this fellow; the woman who draws us is having a bit of fun and is making yet another drawing to add to this luscious little post. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!
Tea Rat: Dear Miss M., I do hope that Rattus's singing did not distress your constitution unduly. It is a fright I'll grant you, but...Miss M.: He's just being sweet on Bebe.I think he has a marvelous sining voice. Bebe: Me too. Tea Rat: Well, if you think that "old goose flatus" here has a marvelous voice, wait'll you get a load of me. My voice is without peer. Rattus: That's true, ladies. It's so unique that it's illegal. Tea Rat: You're just jealous because my voice has depth.Rattus: As in Stygian?Tea: You'll see: ♪ ♫ Picture yourself on a boat on a river ♪ ♫ with tangerine trees and marmalade skies ♪ ♫ Rattus: ♪ ♫ People in white coats have come to arrest you ♪ ♫ because your singing makes them cry ♪ ♫ Bebe: Let's go get some ice cream while they finish.Miss M: Yes. Let's do.Tea Rat: ♪ ♫ Miss M in the sky with diamonds ♪ ♫ Rattus: ♪ ♫ Bebe in the sky with diamonds ♪ ♫
Tea Rat: Did you get me my chocolate and fish roe ice cream dearest?Rattus: DO NOT tell me you are eating that tonight, while we're on the boat with the ladies???????? YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS when you eat that combination!
BEBE! YOU know that song???? Ohhh
Rattus: Chocolate and fish roe ice cream. What, are you pregnant?Tea Rat: With love my friend. With love. What do you think of my mustache? Rattus: Mustaches! Bah! Clean shaven is the way of dignified rats. Tea Rat: But Miss M. likes rats with mustaches.Miss. M: I do. Rattus: I still say that a mustache is positively the most terribl.....Bebe: I like mustaches too.Rattus: ...terribly wonderful and dignified thing in this world and the next, and any rat that doesn't like mustaches is fool and ought to be drawn and quartered and...Tea Rat: Take it easy. We're not making a Western.
Tea Rat: So I take it you'll be taking the hair growth tonic in a tall glass with your sandwich there, hey skipper???
Rattus: Hair tonic!. Bah! I'm a real rat, and real rats can grow mustaches before the day is out, before high tea even. Tea Rat: Sure, if you're a wererat and there's a full moon out. Rattus: Ummmph! Hrrraahh! Mmmummpf. Yaaarrghh!Tea Rat: What in the name of the blessed cheese wafer are you doing? Rattus: Yaaahh! Grruuughh! Forcing my body to grow a mustache. Yaarrrrgghh! Oooharrgh!Tea Rat: Son, you keep that up and you're going to need diapers for the rest of your life. Bebe: Look, he's doing it. He's growing a mustache right before our eyes. Rattus: Yaaahh! Grruuughh!Miss M: You're right. I can see it too. Rattus: Yaarrrrgghh! Oooharrgh!Tea Rat: Cheese and crackers! He IS doing it.Rattus: Ummmph! Hrrraahh! Mmmoooo... Uh Oh. Ooops! Excuse me ladies, gotta run. Bebe & Miss M: Where's he going? Tea Rat: Who. Old diaper Dan?
Tea Rat: I think we'll stop right here!
O goodness me....hahaaaa
Sorry. Everything is blurry. I'm crying..from laughing..I don't like mustaches..;)
teeehehehhheheee....The "boys" have had SO MUCH FUN TONIGHT with the "girls"....Tea Rat especially (the extremely sentimental rat) will never, ever, forget this encounter with his dream boat girl...the Divine Miss Moussie.teehehe
Hi my sweet old friend. It's been so long since we visited. I am looking at all of my back posts and reading my comments. I have seen so many comments from you. I just wanted to tell you that I miss our visits. Your stories are very enchanting.big hugs,cindy@firstname.lastname@example.org
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