Now Playing: Whutsamatta Wif Bein' Me?
Topic: Me 'n' Mouse
I was tawkin' to Mouse onna'count ob him watchin' tellybishon wif Maman.
Well, he comed back innu da Bun Room wast nite afta "LawNorder" an' sed,
"Hey George. You wanna be a Hiltun?"
An' I was wike, "Whutsa 'Hiltun'?"
An' Mouse godda raisin frum his crock an wooked at me fora minit, chewin', an' den sed, "Howdaheck do I know? Bud it's onna TeeBee: 'Who Wants Tabe a Hiltun?'. An' dere are alla dees hoomins jumpin' uppandown, an' tawkin' wike dey are entirely stoopit, an' dis wady wif big bottom-pawts shakin' her hed wike Maman does whenna Dawg slops his wadder onna floor."
An' I sed, "So, whutsit alla'bout?"
An' Mouse sed, "I dunno. Dey just axt 'Who Wants Tabe a Hiltun?' So I thought I'd axt you if you wanted to be one, too. Seems da fing to do, you know?"
So Missy wooks up frum her hay an' axts, "Whut does bein' a Hiltun ged you?"
An' Mouse sat down, scratched his ear a widdle an' sed, "I dunno. Da hoomins just sed dat dey rilly, rilly wanted to be one."
Den Beebe-Bunny jumped up for no partikyoolar rezon, an' shouted, "YO!"
But he's allus doin' dat.
So, Mouse axted him if he wanted tabe a Hiltun, an' Beebe wooked at Mouse sorta cwoss-eyed an sed, "Whut for?", an den he gaddered his feets unnerneaf ob him fora popcorn binky.
An' Clover was sittin' in her pootybox, an' she says, "Wookit, I fink bein' me is fine. Who else am I gonna be? I mean, wook. Wassn't Hunny an' Maggie Weddinbunnies oncet? An' dey gotta ride inna baskits downna fing at SainLuke's wiffa ReverendDoktorGinnySheay an' Maman an' Dadda, an' Hunny sed it wassa wotta fuss an' bodder. So bein' Weddinbunnies is not sumfing dat I hab high on my list ob Fings To Be. An' den Belinda wassa Churchbunny, an' she sed she got to go to SainLuke's, too, an' she at weast got to snuffle up cookie crumbs unnerneaf obba tabul inna big room, but she also sed dat dere were a wot ob widdle kidlets runnin' around, an' sum guy dat didn't wike bunnies. So bein' a Churchbunny isn't high on my list ob Fings To Be, eidder. I fink I wike bein' me."
"So whut are you?" Asked Mouse.
"Miz CloverBun, A Gurl ob RIFRAF."
Mouse piked atta piece ob hay an' cut it innu short bits.
"You see..." He sed, as he was cuttin' da hay, "Da fing is...*snip*... Dat hoomins onna tellybishon... *bite*... is allus doin' stuff... *snip*... Dey are not happy just bein'...dem."
Den he finked fora minit an' added: "An' dere wassa 'Bride' dat runned away. Dey made a big deal ob dat. She runned away frumma weddin'. Maman an' Dadda didn't run away, did dey?"
Clover shook her head so dat her ears flapped.
"So dey wassn't onna TeeBee." Mouse continnyued.
An' Clover sed, "Nope. I wuld hab herd Belinda say sumfing aboudda fing wike dat."
"Dey was just dem."
An' I sed, "Well, whuttaheck else was dey gonna be?"
An' Mouse sed, "Dey wassn't Hiltuns, right?"
An' Missy sed, "Nope, nebber."
"So I guess we're safe."
"Frum?" Axted Beebe, as he popcorned ober Clover's back again.
An' I sed, "Yeah. I don't fink Maman has enny pwans in dat direkshun. She sed she hadda do 'laundree' tomorry, so bein' a 'Hiltun' is preddy much outta da pikchur."
An' Mouse nosed aroun' in his pellet crock fora minit an' den wooked up an' sed, "Good. Cos dere is no way enny ob us is gonna go lib in dat tiny box called a Teebee wiffa fat wady inna green dress. I much radder habba habbytat heer, wiffa Bun Room, a screen-porch, an' alla udder stuff we got den to go off to Teebee-land tabe a Hiltun."
An' Missy stopped chewin' an' sed, "You gotta go lib inna box to be a Hiltun? Well, fregdaboud dat! Stoopit hoomins. Bedder to be me."
An' wooked at her, cos she is my wifebun an' all. An' I sed, "So why issit so gweat to be you?"
An' Missy sed, "Cos you know where you are wif yourself when you're me."
An' Mouse kind chuckled, reel quiet ober in his habbytat, an' crunched wunna da gwape toe-may-toes dat Maman put in wif our salads.
"Yeah, " he 'peted. "You know 'zactly where you are wif you. We are in our Forever Home. No more shelters, no more OnAlone. An' dat's preddy much good enuf for me."
An' we agreed, cos whodaheck wants tabe whutebber a Hiltun is, ennyways?