Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Dog House Blog, I Smell A Rat!

Molly The Wally & Ratty Rat!

New York Artist serves up rat for dunner!

A New York artist has served up quite possibly every humans worst nightmare, a gourmet meal made from rats. Brooklyn based Laura Ginn put together the $100 a head feast. She plated up two courses of vermin inspired food, beginning with a rat and pork paté and following up with an entree of braised rat. What no ratatouille! The rat-ionale behind the event was to explore urban self-sufficiency and was entitled 'tomorrow we will feast on what we catch'. Ginn ‘The Verminator’ served the meal wearing a dress made from 300 rat-skins. The most dramatic plating of the evening was an entire crispy rat head mouth open, teeth jutting forward and a back leg sat atop French toast, toes and claws visible. At the end of the meal all the plates were empty and Ginn cleared up the leftover bones which she is using to decorate the tables for future brave diners. Bone appetite! The after dinner entertainment comprised of a showing of ‘Pie-Rats of The Caribbean’. Maybe next time she can try cockroach crisps, squirrel sushi and vole volauvents? Sounds good to me!


  1. *covers mouth while turning green*
    Oh Molly, in case you were wondering, the turning green bit was our Mommy. The thought of cockroach crisps almost made her throw up her lunch...BOL!

  2. Oh noooooooo! The humans will be every day more crasy
    Wuff and LG Aiko

  3. Oh dear. I just sat down to eat breakfast too. Nasty!

  4. Yuk..some humans are weird!!! Wasn't that funny Norman turning up at my pad...BOL..
    have a great day Molly..
    Big Hugs
    Mollie xx

  5. Sounds completely obnoxious to me! Yuk!!!!!
    Love your photograph, friends not food.

  6. Awww I love that photo of you and Mr Ratty Rat! You are so cute Molly!
    I wouldnt mind eatting rat, but not for all that money, I could get one from the woodlands for free! Ha,Ha!
    Mum wouldnt eat rat but she says she may have - who knows whats in the take away foods today! Ha,Ha!
    Love, Licks and Tummy Rubs from Frank xxxxxx

  7. Ummm... yuck? I'm not sure I could stomach it.


  8. Ewww! Rats for dinner sounds pretty horrible, but I imagine if I was starving to death it could be quite delectable. Hopefully I never have to find out!

    What's with the rat in your picture? Is it photoshopped in?

  9. WHAT???? WHAT????? Molly, you are so convincing that I almost fell into a rat trap for this one!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anita

  10. While my lady gaged, we would enjoy that! Happy Tuesday, Hailey and Zaphod

  11. Ewwwww, that is disgusting, says the
    momster. On the other hand, we have never tasted rat - or maybe we should check the label on our canne food.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Hummmm. Well if she needs any voles I'm her dog. Get her all she wants.

  13. Molly, great photograph and we always love your oats as we learn a lot from them! She felt her stomach turn but I thought hmmmm rats - could be tasty! I enjoy chasing them and if I was desperate I'm sure I could eat one! I suppose it's a good idea to start thinking about urban self sufficiency but She just can't get past the "rat" word!!



  14. We have dogs and pet rats. I'd say a few of my dogs would NOM the ratties and a few would turn tail and run!

  15. ONLY YOU could turn somethingy... YUCKY into somethingy Fill With FUN PUNs.

  16. Oh no... I was eating my breakfast as I read that (note the past tense). But, you sure did make it funny!

  17. Ewwwwwww....here in the midwest we eat corn on the cob and tomatos....
    stella rose

  18. The hoomans calls Isy "the rat dog" sometimes. I hope dis does not means dey is gonna cook her. :-/


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  20. Hi Molly, double YUK...I think I'll pass and stick to my kibbles, if you ask me she had too..........many Gins and not enough Tonic!

  21. We're all yorkin' over here. If it ain't chipmonk, count us out! Yucky.....

    Butt, you sure made us laugh Molly.....

    Lily Belle

  22. That doesn't sound good at all! Mom is making a funny face, so I am guessing she agrees with us!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Brutus & Ellie

  23. Thank you fur helping me with my diet.......I don't think I'll be eating anything today! BOL

  24. ... en serio?! Ratas! ¿Y lo proximo? Sopa de tortuga!?

  25. I'm reading this during my lunch time.
    I'm thinking I'm pretty self sufficient microwaving my pizza rolls, thank you!
    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  26. We will be right back after Mum has finished being sick......
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  27. Hope my mom will never eat this ratatouille(what ever is inside) and humans call animals wild or feral...

  28. Sounds good to me! Not sure how the humans feel about it.


  29. Hi Y'all,

    Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a visit. I'm so glad y'all could make it!

    Not sure I like the sound of this "feast".

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  30. omgoodness.

    Montanans eat lots of wild animals here, but never would any person consider eating rat. only me..if i could catch one.

    my peep just frowned bug time

  31. Molly....
    First off, I want to began by mentioning that because I'm so weird, hardly anything grosses me out!! Honestly. And, due to my insanely curious brain, I am beginning to wonder: What does rat taste like? Chicken? Hee, hee, hee.... ;-}
    ‘Pie-Rats of The Caribbean’. Really?! They were showing ‘Pie-Rats of The Caribbean’?! Funny!! ;op

  32. One of my cats is a real hunter and usually eats what he catches - but he never eats rats when he catches them.

  33. OMD, my mom is totally freaking out about this!! BOL, it's so funny...I am thinking of deading a rat today so she can really scream!!!!!


  34. So delicious! I'm retired now but I've already hunted lots of rats! I didn't eat any of them because mom can't cook rats...
    Licks from Pink