Okay so first let me apologize for, if not breaking the fourth wall, then at least cracking it badly.  There was simply no other way to tell the joke, and it was a funny joke, so that overrides all other rules.

Second, I would like to report that I had lamb kebabs immediately following posting this strip.  They were succulent and delicious, done just right in a brick oven, with buttered basmati rice and a side of hummus and pita.  No talking cartoon animals were harmed in the making of my dinner, just a very tasty real one.