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  • Once upon a time there was a white white cat named Hondie who wanted to be many colors. So first he went to frog and asked frog if she would give him some green. Frog said, No, I need my green to blend in with the algae in the pond. Then he went to Yellow Spotted Salamander and asked to share her spots but Yellow said , Sorry I need them to warn people that I have a difficult personality. So, then Hondie went to a Red Admiral and the Red Admiral said no, I cannot give you any of my colors or I will be thrown out of the Navy. This confused Hondie who didn't think butterflies had a Navy.

    Then finally out of frustration Hondie went to crow and said, well if I can't be colors then at least I could be shiny black like you. Crow who was clever and wanted no competition and was also a hoarder, said " Hondie, I have a Blue scarf for you that I have been hiding from some Homo sapiens sapiens, on the tree coat rack at their house and belongs to another of their species. You can have that. Just give me a Bauble in exchange."

    So that is how AT came to find Mary's scarf which was hiding in Plain Sight, how Hondie got to be Blue for 7 seconds, and how crow almost got a new Bauble but didn't because Hondie doesn't have a good memory for details.


    Mary was very sad because she had lost the beautiful soft scarf that Rita had woven for her. Now, Mary is happy, because Hondie has found the scarf.
  • This story is by AT, who prefers to remain anonymous.


    Hondie, AT, and Mary may make this into a book for grandchildren. (It has to wait in line).
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