Friday, March 28, 2014

The Ugly Duckling and the Dark Secret

Binky had a little baby buckling and he was unfortunately quite homely.

"He has good posture, though," Belle Pepper said brightly and Binky t-boned her into the wall.

"His face reminds me of a bad dream I once had," offered Belle Starr. Binky t-boned her into the wall.

"Which end is the face?" asked little Hannah Banana pertly, scampering under the milkstand so that Binky t-boned her own head on the side of it, after which she staggered briefly, then returned to licking and admiring her little Frankenson with apparent sincerity.

"mmmyyy llllittttllle sssonnn," she murmured over and over, occasionally doing patented Binky muffle-screams of delight. Binky has a part-Nubian thing she does where she screams with her mouth closed. This is called a muffle-scream and it is almost always an expression of extreme delight.

"Wow," said all the Nigerian mothers, looking at their own kids, all of them so exquisitely beautiful, many with the faces of goat angels, and then at the little Frankenson. "Wow."

"Maybe his name should be Evander," suggested Abby. "He looks like he has already been in a fight."

"Wow," said Poppy, soberly.

"mmmyyy llllittttllle sssonnn," moaned Binky.

Oh dear, we ran out of time for the Dark Secret. We will have to do it tomorrow.


Ozarks Goat Girl said...

My car and I got t-boned crossing the highway last Sunday. Though my car is shaped like a banana now, all is well, but let's just say getting t-boned is no fun at all. As for the Dark Secret--if we do not find out the truth of it pretty soon I shall have to make suppositions and start spreading rumors. Out with it!

christinalfrutiger said...

Me too! I love to spread rumors! So, out with it!

Love and Peanuts!
Queen Quattra

Anonymous said...

So, not only are we deprived of learning what "the dark secret is" but we don't have photos of the "ugly duckling." This better not be one of those "he is just plain brown" ugly ducklings...even though he has a perfect topline and beautiful head! THAT is a "NO.NO!!!"

Anonymous said...

OK, saw the photo of Homer. Enough said.
What about the "secret?"