Squeaky refers to her older brother, Raymond, as "not quite right," which could probably be referred to as developmental disabled. His disability does not define him, though; he has many other attributes. Another adjective to describe Raymond is imaginative, as he likes to picture himself as a circus performer. He is sometimes messy because he likes to slosh around in the gutter, and these actions mean he is also playful. Sometimes, he is also impulsive, as he likes to dash into the middle of Broadway and scare the pigeons. Raymond can be immature at times, as he still likes to play on the swings. Raymond is also more competitive and athletic than his sister, Squeaky, realizes, as he imitates her and runs the May Day race along with her.