I’m not crazy about rodents in general (unless they’re genetically enhanced with an extra dose of cuteness and come with an exercise wheel), but I can’t resist the Buttercrumb Five.

Instead of hissing and squeaking as rodents are wont to do, these guys went through the trouble of acquiring instruments AND learning how to play it well…all for my listening pleasure.

The band features Horace Buttercrumb on bass, Nicholas Bean on lead vocals and banjo.

Conrad is a devil on his fiddle, Sassafras is the other lead vocalist AND plays a mean washboard. Little Donald has found his true calling with the jug, even though his piano teacher insists that he should try for a spot at Julliard.

Currently, they are working on their first album but are having trouble finding a producer who’s not squeamish about mice.