Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Thanks for the Grub!

"Dear Lord, bless this carrot, and its sweet, sweet orangey goodness, that thou hast seen fit to deliver unto us this day; and bless also my dear wife Mabel and our fourteen children, most of whom look like me; and my sister Enid, even though she moved to the colony in the nicer part of town and won’t talk to us anymore; and …"

And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies...

From a million in-boxes to yours, courtesy new sender-inner Betsy B.



  1. Amen.

  2. And thou shalt hurl thy holy . . . carrot . . . at thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

  3. TrumanRabbit says:

    Please pass the emory board, or is this guy going to shred some carrot for some cole slaw?

  4. Saying grace for his daily nom.

  5. And the Lord did grin…

  6. NTMTOM, you have a gift. I’m just not sure how to define the gift.

  7. momof2kitties says:

    I love this cute widdle guy, but…repost? I know I’ve seen him somewhere before.

  8. First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.

  9. PS Prairie dog or ground hog? What is the difference, anyway?

  10. A pray-rie dog?

  11. Capt' Tightpants says:

    Theresa: BWAH HA HA!

  12. mauderules says:

    Didn’t they also feast upon the fruit bats? Love the little tiny ears. Note the contrast between the meek expression and fearsome claws symobolizing the Church Militant.

  13. BeckyMonster says:

    Don’t forget about the fruit bats!

  14. I don’t know if he’s praying…he’s got that “Hey Baby I’m gonna nom you all over” look.

  15. My gerbils’ eyes look exactly the same way when they are enjoying treats — a kind of mostly closed semi-circle eye. I call them ‘u u’ eyes.

  16. Von Zeppelin says:

    I think you might have the wrong prayer, NTMTOM. That’s clearly a kosher carrot. “Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu, Melekh ha-olam. . .”

  17. Kristabelle says:

    Dear 6 lb, 8 oz Baby Jesus…

  18. ..and orangutans…

  19. adorable pic. hovertext cracks me up.

  20. Give us this day our daily… Carrot!
    On the 8th day, the Lord created Cute, and He looked, and He saw that it was good

  21. Von Zeppelin- very niiiice.
    Theresa- I have said this before and I’ll say it again-I think we are cut of the same bolt of cloth.
    “Five is right out” is a very popular phrase here in “Corgiworld.”

    Oh, everyone *snerk*,*snerk*,*snerk*,

    Anner, are you there?

  22. bees on pie says:

    …and breakfast cereal…

  23. Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub…I just heard this last night on a Family Guy episode. haha Funny I hear it here this morning.

  24. …or I guess I should say, “see it here this morning.”

  25. Blessed are the cheesmakers.

  26. No, you’re all wrong. That’s an XBox controller; he’s playing Halo 3, the “Vegan Vengeance” mod. Doesn’t look like he’s doing too well, either, from his expression.

  27. @Eastie: I remembered the line “Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Thanks for the Grub!” from a snippet of “The Simpsons” that played on a recent PBS documentary about comedy. It was Bart’s attempt to say grace, and I just thought it was really cute.

  28. one…two…five…

    Three, sir!


  29. ‘Way back, when I was knee-high to a mosquito, and I was at some camp or other, I heard grace said like this, and the response was “Yay, God.” And so, righteous chillun’s, may we have a “yay, God.” from the congregaysh?

  30. Elisha B. says:

    Could the “Yay, God” come from an episode of “A Different World”? I recall the character Freddie (Cree Summer) sitting with her friends at the hospital after someone( I don’t recall who) was involved in an accident and she wanted to do something to help, but didn’t know how to pray. She said her family occasionally prayed for special meals/occasions and that was the prayer she offered in the waiting room and ended it with “Yay, God”.

    Weird how memories are trigged isn’t it?

  31. Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, this guy’s cute!

  32. Now I want to see him eat the carrot, corn-on-the-cob style.

  33. Gail (the first one) says:

    This pic kinda reminds of the post-war Scarlett, so hungry she gnaws on a root and declares, “As Gawd as mah witness, Ah’ll never go hungry again!”

  34. Rockin’ the narrative and hovertext once again, NTMTOM! Sterling work.

  35. berthaservant says:

    No, no, no. The cute, betaloned rodent is actually just a really, really bad magician. This is his “telekenetic levitation” act he hopes will dazzle the crowd at the Magic Dam. It won’t. He won’t be asked back. He’ll go into blackjack dealing, where he will, on occasion, perform card tricks as he shuffles the new shoe.

  36. berthaservant says:

    On second thought, Tom is right. It’s a pre-nom pray.

  37. ThreeCatNight says:

    I never think that I shall see,
    A carrot quite as lovely as thee,
    A carrot who, when picked will wear,
    A wreath of green flowing like hair,
    It’s true that God can make a tree,
    but He also made you just for me.
    (munches delicately)
    “Oh, I say, rather good. A light crunch with a delicate grassy hint, and a touch of insouciant tang. I must go back to that patch more often.”

  38. Give me strength Oh Lord I pray,
    Help me eat a carrot each day.
    Stay my clawrs from cookie jars
    Tempt me not with choklit bars.

    (Akshally, I think, he’s spotted a hair in his salad. I’m seeing a wee gag reflex there.)

  39. @MEGarde: It’s the gift of being AWESOME and I agree.

  40. Ohhh, dang it! Everyone beat me to the orangutans and breakfast cereals part!

  41. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    In grad school, my best pal and study buddy was Jewish (I’m Catholic), and she startled me one day when we stopped studying for dinner, and she blurted out, “God’s Neat, Let’s Eat!” It still cracks me up. Cute rodent, too.

  42. @NTMTOM: Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing a Simpsons episode with Bart saying that. I thought it sounded familiar. Definitely cute!

  43. AuntieMame says:

    Or, if you forget to pray before your meal, there is always the after-dinner prayer:

    Bless the Lord, oh my soul
    And all that is within me.


  44. pyrit and b-babysitter: excellent prayer samples.

  45. NTMTOM, will you marry me?

  46. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    AuntieMame -gotta remember that one, especially if I’m dining with a priest (not as rare as you might think – I volunteer at my church a lot, and sometimes “crash” the dining hall…). LOL loudly!

  47. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Oh, and Harriet… there’s several peeps who’ve spoken up for him before you. He might start requesting bio’s and pictures. Just a head’s up…

  48. AuntieMame: That’s the best thing I’ve heard all day!

  49. (also known as the Pre-Potty Petition)

  50. AuntieMame says:

    I know a lot of Biblical jokes.

    There are the single women’s Bible verses. (One each, depending on your point of view.)

    1. If any man will come after me, let him.


    2. I would not have you, ignorant brethren.

  51. totalee puppy says:

    AuntieMame…You are wonderful…I am toasting you with Gatorade.

  52. “We can always find something to be thankful for,
    no matter what may be the burden of our wants
    or the special subject of our petitions…”
    Albert Barnes

  53. hamster-on-rye says:

    Deckard Canine…LOL “pray-rie dog”…

  54. AuntieMame, “He delighteth not in the legs of a man.”
    (Ps 147, my personal favorite Biblical WTF. ;))

  55. AuntieMame says:

    I had to look that one up, Theresa. I’d never noticed it. o.0

    Although I must say, guy legs usually aren’t much to look at. 🙂

  56. snorglepup says:

    Don’t you hate long prayers when you’re hungry and the food’s getting cold…

  57. LOL, I love it!

  58. wannadance says:

    my fave prayer, fer real:

    ‘now be thankful for all good things below,
    now be thankful to your Maker.
    for the rose, the red rose blooms for all to know.’

    from fairport convention…

  59. wannadance says:

    never seen so much religion stuff. esp. the nomtom stuff about anchovies. anchovies? doesn’t sound kosher, they have hair, right? that can’t be kosher…

    babbles until strong caffeine ingested. ah.

  60. wannadance says:

    auntie mame, ah luv yew! your mind is so wonderfully perverse.

  61. Nibbler, devourer of souls says:

    Ohhn.. cute. Makes me want carrots. And little furry fluffencutens.

    wannadance– fish don’t have hair.

  62. Wannadance – still a Richard Thompson fan, here. Whole household, actually.

  63. hamster-on-rye says:

    Wannadance…My family is grateful for your lovely
    life’s work…we sound like schlemiels but, sincerely, this is the way
    we are. Ask Katrina.

  64. Heh… I’m actually using “schlemiel” in one of the captions for the 2010 calendar, Hamster. (Meg & I are literally minutes away from sending the rest of the content to the publisher, so it’s fresh in my mind.)

  65. Ask me what? I’m bored-ask me what, what, what?

    Grateful for dance? Oh yes. for the Fine Arts, Oh, yes, again. For each other, oh most certainly. Grateful every day and proud to say it.

    Ask me what, what, what?