i knew the moment i saw the raffy platform when it initially came out that i wanted to make a giraffe out of it. with a long tall neck and long tall legs. the shape was obviously influenced by the mighty giraffe, and i hate to do the obvious. but i thought i could really do something great with it, and i am happy i did. the fun part was trying to make him stand on his own, considering he was unbelievably top heavy.
when i finished making cheese biscuit, i had to make his little side kick, grater. i knew i wanted a small little kritter on his back, and i knew i wanted him to be a jockey. a rat just seemed to fit too well. i wanted him to look playful and/or crazed, and i'm pretty excited about the turnout of his pose.