Category: Animation

Animals Cohabitating

Hello Readers,

I have been posting mainly about the animals I live with lately. My roommates, as it were. Very much like humans, we animals too run into personality conflicts and the like with each other. For instance, Harriet’s recent obsession with healthfood. Or Johnny’s constant buzzing around my Halloween candy. He keeps saying he’s “just looking.”

Anyhow. Things could be worse. Here is a video I came across this week of some animals cohabitating and not well.

I hope you’re getting along with your roommates. After all, we all need a place to live.

Your friend,
and counselor,
Mickey

Sex in the City Bunnies

Hello Friends,

I hope your Memorial Day weekend was memorable. Ours was quite pleasant.

Today we are offering you another selection from Annie’s animation class at Rhode Island School of Design; this one by Alicia Lane. Harriet and I found it very funny, though Hector is a bit offended at this portrayal of his kind. The dialogue is a clip from Sex in the City.

Until the next,
I remain,
your,
Mickey

Six Prune Kids in Trouble

Hello Readers,

Oh, I have another great animation treat for you! Just below you will find another excellent movie by one of Annie’s students. This one about a GANG FIGHT! Harriet and I live a rather protected life, and so we like from time to time to see some Real World Action.

The animation is by Toren Falck. The audio is from a Smithsonian Folkways recording. It’s off the 1959 album called “Street and Gangland Rhythms, Beats and Improvisations by Six Boys in Trouble.”

Thanks, Toren!

Your friends,
Harriet and Mickey

Coming Clean

Ach! Dear readers! I missed a week!

Sorry! It all started when I realized I hadn’t taken a bath in a while.


Look how filthy I was. Harriet was reading The Bookseller of Kabul in which people also bathe at long intervals, and she suggested that I consider taking a bath. Generally I don’t like to bathe. It takes me a long time to air dry, and I don’t like being flung about in a dryer.

But I took Harriet’s advice and then spent last week in the window, waiting for sun to dry me. As you know, there was a great rain spell, and it took longer than expected. My apologies again. It does feel nice to be clean, and I imagine you too, reader, appreciate having a clean writer.

Here is a special treat to make up for it. A lovely animation by one of Annie’s students with music from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier:

Until next week, I remain
your clean and dry, correspondent,
Mickey