The Cheese Episode by goldie ()
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Thomas the Rat had found a wonderful slice of cheese a few hours ago and hid it behind a basket. He had planed on retrieving it after he got his cigar. When he returned what did he see!!?? No. Were his aging eyes deceiving him? A crummy little mouse was holding HIS slice of cheese! Just as he was about to take possession of the cheese, the little scoundrel ran off like a bolt of lightning, entering his hidey hole. Well, surveying the scene, Thomas decided that a few apples would make a fine meal. During the night he dreamed about having his meal of cheese.
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Image Comments (21)
bakapo () 7:51PM | Mon, 01 June 2020
Poor Thomas, apples are not cheese... next time he needs to take his treat with him. I love the cigar, it makes him look sophisticated. Little mouse just looks smug. :) A cute scene and a fun story.
eekdog () 8:18PM | Mon, 01 June 2020
Love that sneaky mouse on left expression.
He should have just eaten the cheese instead of stashing it. Fun image Barb.
RodS () Online Now! 8:34PM | Mon, 01 June 2020
Well, see? There's a good reason to quit smoking.. LOL
What a fun image, Barb!
OmniFX () 9:05PM | Mon, 01 June 2020
Thomas should have waited until after he ate his cheese to smoke. From what I hear a good smoke after a meal tastes much better. Great scene Barb, well done!
perpetualrevision () 11:11PM | Mon, 01 June 2020
And the moral of the story is: never go anywhere without your cigar! ;-) Fun story and scene!
PandaB5 () 3:13AM | Tue, 02 June 2020
So Thomas learnt that smoking is bad for your health - if you smoke, someone steals your cheese! Awesome story and render.
Jean_C () Online Now! 3:18AM | Tue, 02 June 2020
Very cute story, I like the attitudes of these two alot, great work, Barb!
jendellas () 6:02AM | Tue, 02 June 2020
I am sure the little mouse will enjoy the cheese & Thomas can have lots of apples. Made me smile.
anahata.c () 12:04PM | Tue, 02 June 2020
I love the imaginative responses here (incl morals!) I have to admit, the first thing I did was try to see if there was a 'political' undertone, only because you're so quick and sharp to dig into the present political situation. (So I sat here thinking, 'ok: the big mouse is our prez, the little guy is.....no: the cheese is the leader of the senate, and......") I hope I didn't miss anything, lol...I love the scene, and the expression of the cigar chomping dude (who looks like he just came back from a poker game), and the self-satisfied cheese-stealer. I also like that it's a night scene, and the candles in the background, and blue tint all over the ground (mouse hair from mouse no. 2 ? moondust?) Delightful scene, with a gold-tinted light falling over it. Delightful. And I hope you're staying healthy and safe in all ways, Barb. And I hope things start easing up in your (very intense) area...
MajinBoo () 12:05PM | Tue, 02 June 2020
Cute story and adorable characters. Not one to advocate smoking but something about the cigar really adds something to Thomas's look.
rhol_figament () Online Now! 9:57PM | Tue, 02 June 2020
Thomas decides to keep all the cheese and declares himself top rat of law and order...