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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Catastrophe Hits Annual Celebration

Onley, Va. Feb 1- Catastrophe struck this tiny hamlet today. Frigid weather and near zero temperatures for the past weeks caused an ice pack to form on the Historic RatTrap Creek.  But, todays high temperatures has caused the ice to break up and turn into dangerous ice floes.






















At an emergency meeting of the Loyal Order of MuskRats, Grand Pooba Leaniod Scanner announced that the annual MuskRat Day Celebration would have to be canceled. Scanner told a crowd of over 27 MuskRat aficionados that requests to various nations to send ice breakers had been refused.  Scanner stated that they claimed more important work in Antarctica.

A massive search and rescue effort is underway to find Mike and Mandy Muskrat. The venerable prognosticators of spring have not been seen since the leaving the Christmas Beach Party. Rumor has it that the pair may have imbibed too much eggnog. Hopes are high that the local celebrity pair will be found unfrozen and well soon. According to local weather station, KVAONLEY1, the fate of a continued brutal sub-freezing winter hangs in the balance.

Requests of Mayor Jack Knife to the TSA for assistance in the way of "Sniffing Dogs" have also been turned down. Government officials cited a large "bowl" occurring  in New Jersey. But Billy Bob Ray Cricket III, also known as Bubba, has offered the use of his hounds in the massive search.

As of 6pm, the Loyal Order of Muskrats Grand Pooba Leaniod Scanner announced that due to circumstances beyond his control, MuskRat Day would have to be postponed until Sunday, April 20th. Hopefully Mike and Mandy MuskRat will have been found by then and will again prognosticate the coming of spring. As a back up plan Scanner has proposed hiring an egg laying rabbit, and distributing yellow marshmallow blobs and colorful sugar balls.



12 comments:

Sandra said...

great shot of the disaster. poor mike and mandy

possum said...

Wait! Wait! Isn't that a tiny paw sticking up behind one of those ice chunks??? Are ya sure?

Fortunately, down the street from you, The Onley Possum crawled back into her pile of warm straw tucked under an old air conditioner cover just BEFORE the sun was high enough to cast a shadow. So, I predict the first daffodils will bloom before the end of the month.
Then it will snow on them.
Oh well.

Anvilcloud said...

I can't fathom why the world would not send ice breakers. You will have to build your own.

Montanagirl said...

Wait! What? No ice breakers?? LOL

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty funny, we have sunshine, but headed sledding.

Jimmie Earl said...

Nice post! The thaw is going to cause havoc with those people on my home lake who didn't take in their piers and docks. Ours was trashed one year, after that, Da insisted that it come out, and my brother and I were give the job. LOL!
Hope you are all well and staying warm and cozy. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wondered where you were! LOL!

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice pic of the calamity...but where's Mike and Mandy????...:)JP

Lois Evensen said...

Perhaps they are off having a little "Muskrat Love" ala Captain and Tennille. ;)

William Kendall said...

Too much eggnog never ends well.

Country Gal said...

Better to be safe then sorry ! It has been warm here to which I am loving . I saw a sign of spring posting of it tomorrow ya wont believe your eyes lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

LONDONLULU said...

Oh Mike and Mandy! It's actually warming up here at least (for now), so perhaps it won't be too bad before long there...

L. D. said...

It is a great shot of a disaster. The severe cold has done strange things to the bodies of water everywhere. Poor muskrats!!!

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