BASHFUL: Oooooh! You look pretty! Who are you?
RICE: I’m a rice… short for rainbow mouse. Aunt Sharon sent me here all the way from Australia last year.
BASHFUL: Hey, I remember her! Dude, were you sent to The Nest as punishment too?
RICE: Of course not, I…
RICE #2: Ahem! I beg to differ!
BASHFUL: Wow! Another rice! Slightly used…
RICE 2: I’m his twin brother… and as you can see, I’m living proof of what can happen to you if you stay around this awful place for too long!
RICE 1: Oh, quit being so overly dramatic, bro.
RICE 2: That’s easy for you to say since you live the life of Riley up on the high shelf where the two abominable feline beasts can’t reach you! I, on the other hand, have been thrown to the wolves, so to speak. I’ve been abused and tortured and mutilated at their paws for the past nine months!
BASHFUL: Is that where you got that awesome fur-do? Good news, the frizzy look is coming back!
RICE 2: I’m just warning you, Bashful! Better keep an eye out! You never know when you might run into one of those hideous creatures with the sharp teeth!
RICE 1: Oh, you mean like now?
RICE 2: (Looks over his shoulder) Oh no…….. NO! Not again!
The hideous black and white beast latches on to the well-worn rainbow mouse and begins to haul him away.
RICE 2: Nooooooo! Somebody go get help! Call the police! The marines!!! Walt Disney!!! ANYBODY!!!!!!!
RICE 1: So, Bashful. Wanna go get a beer or something?
BASHFUL: Yes! Sounds like a plan! Let’s go!!!
RICE 2: (In agony) Oh, what a world, what a world……..
This is just the latest in a series of adventures Bacon’s pet rock Bashful can expect to have here at The Nest over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more madness and mayhem as Bashful and my wide assortment of critters get into all kinds of trouble!