Friday, March 2, 2012
A Rat's Nose: Chapter 1: Cheddarnose
Cheddarnose is a rat. Like most rats, he has an extremely large stomach, and a love for snack food. Unlike other rats, he can climb anything faster than it takes you to say the name of his favorite food, banana-filled-nuts (made by slicing open a walnut, stuffing it full of banana and shoving it into your mouth) and an uncanny sense of smell. He likes to challenge his friends, and to try new things. One time, he went a little too far and challenged his best friend, Sqeakstomach, to see who could swim across a 1 mile long lake the fastest. Sqeakstomach won, because Cheddarnose was to busy swimming to notice that the tide was coming back in, and had to be rescued by the lifeguard, Mr. Nuttooth. He has always been nervous about water since and won’t even wash his claws before supper. In class, he is always eager and intelligent. He was the first in his class to successfully bury his lunch, and always gets A+ in gnawing lessons. His favorite subject (surprise, surprise) is lunch. His mother adores him, and he is allowed to sleep in the largest chamber in their tunnel. His father is a successful tunneler, and does not see his son much, but Cheddarnose is a very happy rodent all the same.