Muskrat! (True Story!)

Muskrat Whiskers
Originally uploaded by ramislevy.

Yesterday we were doing the very cute homey thing of choosing flooring from Lumber Liquidators.. and out of the blue a lady (in this very very small showroom) begins speaking very loudly into her cellphone. There is no way we could NOT hear her she was maybe 3 feet away. In a classic New Yawk accent she began to profusely apologize to someone saying.. she was wrong, it was all her fault, and from now on when she crossed the line and overstepped in her words.. "just say MUSKRAT!"

Originally uploaded by Wendilove.

I could have died trying not to laugh. Of course we have been using this now in many combos, starting pretend fights so one of us can say "MUSKRAT!", pretending the cats are saying it.. It's good advice really. Can you keep fighting if someone says MUSKRAT? Maybe but.. thought I might use this opportunity to show this magical Peacemaker rodent, and to post perhaps the only song that has ever or will ever be written about romantic Muskrats :)

Baby muskrat
Originally uploaded by natalia930.

Muskrat, Muskrat, candle light
Doing the town and doing it right in the evening
It's pretty pleasing
Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in Muskrat Land
And they shimmy... Sam is so skinny

And they whirl and they twirl and they tango
Singing and jinging a jango
Floating like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love

Nibbling on bacon, chewing on cheese
Sam says to Suzie, Honey
, would you please be my Mrs.
Suzie says yes with her kisses
Now he's tickling her fancy, rubbing her toes
Muzzle to muzzle, now, anything goes as they wriggle,
Sue starts to giggle

This man is to blame for this song :)