One Piece at a Time

the rats stealing a doughnut piece by piece

All the rats in this picture are mine, but it went so well with “Pantry Raid” and “Thanksgiving,” I had to keep them together.

To really appreciate the title, you have to know the Johnny Cash song about the man who worked in a car factory and set out to build his own car by smuggling out One Piece at a Time. From top to bottom, the rats in the picture are Franny, baby Booboo (officially Beatrice), Harpo, Miranda, Zuzu (officially Isabelle) and Winnie. This dates the painting to April or May of 2003: Winnie died about two months after I got Booboo.