** Please listen to the music while reading my post – if you can. 🙂
Did you know muskrat farts are bubbles that taste like sugar cubes?
When I was about three or four years old, I remember sitting in the backseat of our old Ford Torino as Mom drove my dad to work. On the floor in cardboard box there was a box of sugar cubes and other coffee paraphernalia that my mom kept in the car for her credit union meetings.
I would reach down and grab a sugar cube or two and pop them in my mouth unbeknownst to my parents who were busy talking. This was before the carseat requirement so I was just sitting on the back seat enjoying the sun on my face, eating sugar cubes.
The radio was on and “Muskrat Love” by Captain and Tennille was playing. Oh how I loved that song! I closed my eyes, leaned back against the seat, sugar cube dissolving in my mouth and listened to the music.
In my little imagination, I saw two muskrats, a boy and a girl running through a daisy-dotted field each carrying butterfly nets and holding hands. Only they weren’t there to catch butterflies. They were on their way to a picnic for the two of them.
While they are spreading the tablecloth out on the ground, the air is suddenly filled with bubbles – hundreds of bubbles – all different sizes. And they are coming from the muskrats who cannot stop farting! (you can hear that in the music if you listen) The two little muskrats giggle, cover their mouths with their hands, nod at each other and then grab their butterfly nets.
They start running around trying to catch all the bubbles in their nets. When they catch enough bubbles, they collapse down on their tablecloth – feet in the air kicking, farting bubbles and laughing happily as they pop the sugary tasting bubbles into their mouths and smile.