|Hi, my name is Ratel, but you can all call me “The Badger”!
|I attended my first furry convention in September 2005 at Mephit Furmeet in Memphis, Tennessee at the Holiday Inn Select Hotel
|It really is a beautiful and spacious hotel
|While there I joined the members of Planetfurry.com while they were doing an internet radio broadcast and heard a commercial for “The Badger Brigade”. I piqued my interest, “The few, the proud, the badgers” it said. After thinking on it I decided to sign up, and joined the ranks that very day.
|I was given orders to go out and spread the word about furries. And I was eager to get started
|Where should I go first?
|At the end of the convention I joined my host family and started out on my mission, visiting different spots all over Tennessee.
|I saw many beautiful places.
|Where’s my snorkel?
|I also meet lots of interesting people.
|Wake up sleeping beauty!
|Come October I celebrated Halloween.
|And decided to dress up a “Rocky”
|Around that time our family grew also.
|I also went on a hay ride in the fall.
|And met a man who understood my cause.
|I also got to have lots of fun. Let me out!
|Repunzel, Repunzel let down your long hair… What?! It is down!
|My host family took me bowling for the first time. I played hide and seek and won but it was a tight squeeze.
|Bowling is hard when the ball weighs more than you do.
|How on earth do I beat this game?!
|Air hockey almost blew me away, literally.
|I got to drive, but it was pretty hard.
|For Christmas my host family got me a new shirt to help spread the word.
|I celebrated new years with a big party.
|I woke up totally out of it. Stay away from the kitty crack everyone, those cats aren’t messin around!
|With the new year celebration over I realized it was time to start saving for next years MFM. I have to return with my report.
|Somebody quick! Remind me, do gorillas eat badgers?!
|So anyway folks, I guess it’s time to start heading back to Memphis for MFM10, hope to see you there!
|Oh yeah, a word for the wise. Never try on someone else’s clothes when you think no one is watching, some smart alec with a camera will always be just around the corner, SO embarrassing!