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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.

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    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.

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