Do any of you recognize this little orange guy with the green hat?
It is the infamous Mr. Carrot, and he's come to GooberStan via Connecticut and our pals Maggie & Mitch. As you can see, he's having no trouble making friends.
Stella & I have had to work out a custody agreement. She gets him for a few minutes of squeak & chew time...
then it's my turn to give him some love.
He kind of looks like a big old stogey, doesn't he?
Now Stella, she just likes to squeak him. But I, on the other paw, have developed a deep and abiding friendship with Mr. Carrot.
He had an itch on his little green top, so I'm obliging him with some soothing love nibbles.
Mmmmmah mmmah, ohhhhh, mmah mmmmmmah. I think I love you, Mr. Carrot.
I do! I DO love you!
It was all fun & games until somedog bit the tip off of Mr. Carrot. (Any guesses who?)
After biting off Mr. Carrot's lower extremities, then Stella gets all lovey & gentle with him. It's a little late for that, honey.
Naturally, I spirited Mr. Carrot away to safety. Now, if I plug his hole by holding him down with my paw, I can still get him to squeak... if he's in the mood. (Sorry, Maggie. I tried to share and watch out for Mr. Carrot, but I have failed in my duties).
Maggie & Mitch also sent FABULOUS prezzies to welcome Stella to the family, and to sympathize with me, the displaced sibling. Here's Stella's haul ~ an Airedog squeaky bone (which she sometimes lets me play with), a squeaky scrunchy rabbid-looking rabbit (which she NEVER lets me play with), and a princess chew Nylabone (which I don't EVER want to play with).
See. I gnabbed the squeaky bone from her grasp for a few moments of bliss! (Merv absolutely HATES the pitch of this particular squeaker).
I feel I also need to mention that there were several tasty bags of treats in our great package from Maggsie & MitchMan, but I may have busted into the box while my girl was not home, and I may have eaten them all and hidden the wrappers so my girl has NO IDEA what we got.
I may have.
Thanks, Maggie & Mitch! YOu guys are great buddies to us and we LOVE YOU, so of course, we love anything or anyone you send to us. (Thank you for introducing us to the wonderful world of Mr. Carrot too!)
Stanley (& Stella)