Odd little creature.
A chapter in the book Wally Weasel's Stories
Wally Finds a Pet
While riding on his bike one day, he heard a funny sound.
Where is that strange sound coming from?
He started looking ‘round.
Beneath a shaking bush he saw a skinny, scaly tail,
The other end was hidden
but it made the loudest wail.
He reached to take the tiny thing.
It was the oddest critter.
“Oh, dear, I fear that you have strayed
too far from mom and litter.
Wally’s never seen a creature without any fur.
There’s just one thing he needs to know -
is it a him or her?
The little armadillo started purring like a cat.
It’s true that when they’re happy,
they will make a sound like that.
“I think I’ll call you Willow. It’s a favorite name of mine.
Willow Armadillo -
I think that sounds just fine.”
Our Wally and his Willow are so glad they found each other.
Every night, he prays that he'll be a worthy foster “mother.”
Today, they’ll turn the sprinkler on
and end up soaking wet.
This will be the fun-nest day
that either one's had yet.
He has a plan for later on –
this may cause you to faint.
When she’s older, Wally thinks he’ll teach her how to paint!
It’s bedtime for our Wally and his little armadillo.
He made a fluffy bed for her
and called it “arma-pillow.”
Let’s go now and leave them alone.
They have so much to do.
There’re lots of things that they can do together,
just them two.
When we come back, I’m sure they’ll tell us
all the things they’ve done,
and how they learned two having fun
is better than just one.
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Wally needed someone to keep him company and share his interests. He's found the perfect little critter. 8-)
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