Just as you’re about to leave the room filled with candy, you spot a little critter who looks sweet, yet a bit wild so you keep your distance. You’ve never been this close to one of these before and although they look cute, you notice the claws and think better of petting it. Unfortunately the little guy is blocking your only exit, so you pause to consider what to do next when that ridiculous guy pipes back into your ear.
“Hey there! So you wanted something mischievous and although this little one doesn’t mean to be, he might just fit the bill. There used to be a few of these in our neighborhood and they sent out a message telling people not to feed them. But seriously, who could look into those little eyes and say no?
“I have to admit, the only reason a raccoon came to mind was because my mother mentioned while growing up in Arkansas, she had one as a pet. I only learned that it would wash its food first and so when they gave it bread it ended up a soggy mess before she rapidly jumped to another subject. But the idea of doodlewashing one stuck, so I figured I would give it a try!
“Though I managed to paint as I always do, creating a proper message is a bit challenging as we’re heading to the theater tonight in just a few minutes and I’m typing like a demon in order to not piss off Philippe and make it downstairs in time to leave. So then, yeah, I guess I just have to say that I hope you enjoy the raccoon! Ciao for now!”
You just stop and think, what the hell just happened? And then you realize it’s time to make another choice.
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