These three "food" animals—the Unholy Trinity of barbecue iconography—are here to remind us what friendship is all about: Togetherness, cooperation, sacrifice.
Together, they tend the grill. It is their shrine, their oasis. The place where they can be their true selves.
Cooperating, each brings something sacred to the party. The barbecue sauce, the spatula, the salt, the briquettes. Without any of them, their drive to die would be frustrated. But if each adds his little piece to the puzzle, just think what they can accomplish! It's a "Stone Soup" for our modern times!
And sacrifice? What of sacrifice? This is where the trio really shines. For each holds back, allowing his fellow the honor of first to be eaten.