However, her spokespeople, Tamara and Jack, have sent new dispatch. Blossom has reappeared after spending the spring rearing a den of babies (pups? kittens? whistlepiglets?) Jack, an excellent human chef and vintner, was pleased to offer a spread that would delight any rodent of Blossom’s stature: cabbage, apples and peanuts. This time, Blossom brought a friend, the curl-your-toes-cute Ratty the wood rat, who was content with a bowl of oatmeal. Thanks to Tamara and Jack for the photo update!
Really now. What did you think you’d find here?
This pony’s expression is partly curiosity and partly “hey, check me out!”
Forget astronaut or fireman or rock star. With the half-century mark looming, this cat embodies my latest grown-up ambition.