Are you sleeping? Can you hear me?I'm on the couch watching Volcano, a movie. Gimme is apparently sound asleep beside me. Mike Rourk (Tommy Lee Jones) and Gator Harris are in a storm drain under MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, when the Gator notices crunching underfoot and asks "what is that?"
Do you know if I am by your side?
Does it matter if you hear me?
When the morning comes I'll be there by your side...
Rourk shines his flashlight on their feet and replies, "Rats, cooked rats!" At which point Gimme leaps up, all agog, to see the ratties on TV. Sadly, being cooked, they are not at all interesting and she soon goes back to "sleep".
So we now know, no matter how still and snoozy she appears, Gimme never really sleeps. We also know Gimme definitely knows what "rats" are.
By the way, if you can hum the song those lyrics come from - you are totally dating yourself.