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Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007, 08:57 am
When You're Young and Pretty

My first impression of New York has held: New York is big. Maybe too big for a little rat like me. And the biting cold did nothing to make me feel welcome. Without rapidtrabbit's help, it would have been hopeless. You can find more detailed reports of my adventures on his LJ than I would ever give here. Maybe later I'll regret not taking more photos on this trip, but I never wanted to live my life behind a lens. I saw the Statute of Liberty and Times Square. I saw ground zero, the site of the World Trade Center. What a sobering experience. I was suffering from the cold, but looking at those photos I forgot about my own troubles for a while. I'm glad I had two good friends to hug for comfort there. The highlights: Being photographed with Tenderheart Bear for ristin, and appearing (with Marty the Mouse playing me) on the Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends show (I am currently in negotiations on how much to ensure it never airs. ;) ).

But I do want to say something to make sure it's in the public domain:

I love this country!

No disrespect to my much cherished Australian friends, and god knows there's much to keep me there, but I feel as if America is my furry spiritual home. It seems full of kindred spirits for a rat like me. I will be back. There's no doubt of that.

Photos to follow, but probably not until I'm back in Australia.

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)

*snug* Glad you've enjoyed yourself. I hope to have similar exclamations about Australia when I get to visit.

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! Been following your journey across multiple LJs, it's been rather interesting. hehe...

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)

Glad you're havin' fun. :>

Mailed off the small box to your home address. It should get there between Feb 10th and 18th.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Now if people will only mail back the pieces of my heart that I left behind... but what would be the fun in that?

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)

Oh yes. As I was heading back, when I got to the Rego Park subway station, guess who I saw? Three New York rats. Average sized, I'm afraid. ;-)

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)

I always see them coming in and out of the drain pipes on the bottom of the walls there.

There is a rat tree near where I live.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)

Rat tree?

I always thought they were mammals...

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)

It's a tree with a rat house, or it a tree house with rats?
Life is confusing at times.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)

You see? Everyone gets to see them but me. *sulks* At least I saw squirrels.

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)

So glad you're enjoying your visit, sweet rat. I know we enjoyed having you here.

Oh btw, my mom asked how you were fairing in your travels told me to pass on how MUCH she adored talking with you, and to tell you that you are welcome in our den ANYtime... (oh... and you've been adopted. Mom said. ::grin:: )

have a SAFE remainder of your visit and a WONDERFULLY safe trip home. Hope to see you again sometime.

::hugs and snuggles::

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)

I have?

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)

yep! Don't worry. i have more "siblings" than any only-maus should! ::giggle::

my folks are cool and mom liked you. So, it's all good. And Ma'am and i would claim you too. So you have a den spot in KS if you're ever in the area.

may your footsteps lead you homeward and may your fur be warm and dry during the journey.

mousey snuggles and well wishes,

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)

Feh.... that's because you haven't visited Canada yet. ;-)

J/k. *hugs* Keep warm!

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)

Marko, please say hi to Ristin for me. He's such a good friend. I regret that I haven't had a chance to see you in person.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)

One day, eh?

Fri, Feb. 9th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)

Knowing my bad luck, probably never.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)

Your up in the air now as I type this, hope your trip back is uneventful.

Again really nice to meet you. Drag ristin next time your over here.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)

It was a pleasure and honor for me to show you around our fair city and have you as a guest on my TV show. And thank you SO much for the present you brought me from FC!

Safe trip home!

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)

So when are you back to these Aussie shores?

Fri, Feb. 9th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)

I'm back now, if you've noticed my later LJ posts.