Grace & Vala the Brave.


Matriarch Grace and Vala the Brave having supper. Click for full size.

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© C. Ford.

Comments

  1. Kengi says

    Let’s let them run the country for awhile. I know we’ll end up with more corn subsidies, but that will probably be worth the better policy decisions in every other area.

  2. says

    They prefer peas, and whatever I may be eating at any given time. As I’ve said, if rats evolve thumbs, we’re toast.

  3. Kengi says

    *Sigh* OK, would prefer the corn subsidies over pea subsidies, but still worth it. Funding for scientific research into evolving opposable thumbs sounds good.

  4. jimb says

    Are they eating the inside of the kernel, leaving the husk/outer shell behind? Very dexterous. You’re right, if they develop thumbs we are toast.

    I, for one, welcome our new rat overlords.

  5. Patricia Phillips says

    AW! Cute! Looks like they have some rex genes?

    Our girls love rice, and snap peas. And the occasional blueberry.

  6. says

    Jim, yes, they shell corn and peas, leaving the outer skin. Going by my experience, they don’t need thumbs much, what they can do without them is pretty damn amazing. The other day, I left a broom leaning up against some high shelves I don’t want the rats into, and of course, it took 3 seconds after I was out of the studio for them to climb it and wreak havoc.

    Patricia, yes, there’s part rex in there, and hairless, too! Mine also like rice, their preference being Rice-A-Roni with pasta, chicken flavour. They love pasta. This crew is like all the others, spoiled rotten. They have mixed lettuce salads every day, and veg, and crunchies. And anything else they can con me out of. Grace has one helluva sweet tooth.

  7. blf says

    They don’t exactly prefer peas, they prefer to avoid peas. An ingested pea is a prime cause of inflating to forty feet high and going on a killer rampage. The increase in size is to get all parts of the rat as far away from the interior pea as possible (without actually exploding); The increase in mass is the extra shielding between the pea and rat (and a forty foot high killer weighing less than a kilogram is just silly); and The stalking about the landscape stomping on things is simply to express annoyance at the attempted peaisoning, chase after the peaisoner, and pass the time until the pea, ah, passes.

  8. jimb says

    Caine @ 7:

    The other day, I left a broom leaning up against some high shelves I don’t want the rats into, and of course, it took 3 seconds after I was out of the studio for them to climb it and wreak havoc.

    Every time you relate their exploits, like this one, I hear the “Mission: Impossible” theme in my head. :-)

    (That’s the original TV show, BTW.)

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