For those folks that are rodent-phobic, or just don't care about the little scurries, I'm sorry to say, but you might wanna ignore my blog for a few posts.
Because it's about to get all woodratty up in here, as I lay down the natural law on one of my fave California characters, the San Francisco Dusky-footed Woodrat, Neotoma fuscipes annectens.
But, if you are a fan of the ole Cal packrats, stay tuned, because this is gonna be fun.
As a teaser, let me introduce you to the cast of players you'll be seeing during these next several episodes of Woodrat Theater...
First up - The Most Interesting Couple in the World:
"I don't always collect bottle caps, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis"
"If you keep leaving your bottle caps lying around, I'm gonna slap you silly"
Joining them are The Ecotones - that couple always on the edge:
The mysterious Madam Toyon (and the woodie who loves her, blind eye and all):
"I see a long, dark-faced stranger in your future - oh hold on - that's my future"
"Isn't her blue eye the coolest? Reminds me of the first marble I found..."
Lady Prunus - owner of the most popular boarding house on Berry Lane:
"I'm not showing yet, am I?"
And Miss Moss - who may not have a suitor yet, but has many friends:
"Hey cutie - how about you come up to my stick house and I'll show you my etchings"
Coming soon: Episode One - Battles Under the Bay Laurel.
Editor's Post-Note: here are the woodrat stories that followed this introductory post:
- Battles Under the Bay Laurel
- The Ecotones
- Life on Berry Lane
- Living in the Sticks
- Hanging with Miss Moss