If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll probably ask you for a glass of milk. And then he’ll do a bunch of other stuff, and get thirsty. And if he gets thirsty, he’ll ask you for a glass of milk. And if he asks you for a glass of milk, chances are he’ll want a cookie to go with it.
I remember reading that book so much as a kid. I also remember being obsessed with Taz as well. Unfortunately, the rhyme doesn’t carry over. If you get too cuddly with Taz, he might pass on his contagious facial cancer. Fortunately, work published in Cell last week reveals the sequence of the Tasmanian devil genome and of its cancer to help understand why it may be so transmissible.