MinXus mail bag: Special delivery for Rancher from Skybridge Studios (Indiana, USA)!

During these unusually hot, dry days on the Mink Ranch, the morning mail-art call has become the high point of the day.

Dw hauls what seems like an ever-thickening mailbag to the parade grounds in front of the mink sheds and hands out the mail we got from friends all over the world. Today everyone fell silent when they sawed this elegantly printed envelope from Miss Lisa out West that she sent special to me. I thought if I had received an invitation to dinner at the Hermitage from President Andy Jackson himself it would not have been done up this pretty. Seems Miss Lisa needed to write to me urgently about a situation involving Empress Marie’s fainting couch in the Sitting Parlor:

Seems Miss Lisa obtained a photograph that records a serious infraction of Mink Ranch policy. The Sitting Parlor is open for roped-off tenderfoot tours in the summer. Otherwise it is reserved for only the most distinguished guests, no less than President Jackson himself or some highly esteemed writer like Mr. James Russell Lowell or a movie actress like Miss Lillian Gish. Otherwise it is reserved for Empress Marie in case she has a spell of wysteria or ‘nesia and needs a break from the Bunk House. How a cat managed to evade our security is beyond my keen, but an official investigation is already underway I can assure you. Another photo reveals this is definitely the Empress’s fainting couch due to the weave and style of fabric and buttons that are solely the product of Alsace:

Now Miss Lisa returned the Mink Ranch postcard and autographed picture I sent. I reckon she aint in a snit because she kept the authentic Mink Ranch poncho gift I sent her.

The card I sent is a picture of the Sitting Parlor, so if you haven’t been so fortunate as to visit the ranch, you can see what it looks like. We took great pains to reconstruct every detail of the Manoir aux Visons that is the ancestral home of the Empress’s family during the 350 years they ruled over France before that degenerate Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote them books about spanking and Napoleon stirred up the peasants to start the Reign of Terror because the British had cut off the fur trade, and that is why we are here at the Mink Ranch today and the Empress is in Japan trying to solve the mystery of the Cryptic Circles.

And here is the personal note I wrote Miss Lisa:

I want to thank Dw for prettying up the writing here because yall know I could never write this good on my own. This was a wonderful message from Miss Lisa that leaves a mystery. But then I suppose that is the nature of correspondence; it is ongoing. Now everyone make sure to visit Miss Lisa’s blog, which she says is a laundry and a storehouse of artistic treasures. As for the Mink Ranch, we are up to our necks in artistic treasures and dirty laundry.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minxuslynxus
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 05:40:24

    What a gorgeous envelope!! I understand if you were tickled pink at the mail hand out. Really nice, Miss Lisa out West. That degenerate Jean Jacques Rousseau 🙂 Can’t stop laughing. Strange, they never made us read them books ’bout spankin at school back in Alsace. I have to check that out. If it’s not too late.
    Ah, the cat’s alright. Cats are allowed.


  2. minkrancher
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 09:21:24

    Miss Lisa sure did pretty up the mailbag.


  3. skybridge
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 15:32:59

    That darn cat!

    Thanks, Rancher.


  4. minkrancher
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 23:41:42

    Miss Lisa, if that is your cat, then you should send someone over to fetch it. Nothing spooks the minks worse than having a cat around.


  5. minxususa
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 00:03:36

    Empress, over here in the USA all the chillens read Mr. Rousseau’s spankin books in grade school.

    I told you how they made me learn the Pledge of Allegiance in French not much afore I could say it in English.

    Rancher says after the Tangerine Oncoming I’ll do real good because we is all going to have to speak French.


  6. minxuslynxus
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 00:11:43

    Dw, I want to hear you saying the Pledge of Allegiance in French. Come ooooooooon. Do it. Pleaz.


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