Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tails from Africa: Part Four

The Conclusion

The magic flying van safely returned Opus, Roscoe, Karl, Ruis, Momo, and Sassy to the lodge. With curiosity about to the kill the cats, Opus and Rosoce asked Karl and Ruis how is was they came in possession of the magic flying van.

Karl and Ruis went on to explain that after their failed rescue, they found a safe field to land their helicopter on. They were frantically trying to come up with a new rescue strategy when they spotted the magic van flying low over the African plains. With paws waving wildly, they meowed at the top of their lungs in hopes that the van would spot them. Their tactics worked and the van came in for a landing. Karl and Ruis were very curious to know who the pilot was and rushed to the van as fast as their eight feet would carry them.

"Imagine," Karl said with excitement flashing in his eyes, "how surprised we were when we climbed into the van, only to find it empty."

"It was unbelievable," Ruis continued. "The van was flying itself!"

"We told the van that you guys were in trouble and that we had to get to you quick. We tied ropes around the bumper and flew right over to you," Karl went on to explain.

"I'm not surprised it was flying itself," said Opus. "It is, after all, a magic flying van. "

It turned out that back in May the magic flying van decided it needed a long vacation. After taking cats and dogs all over the world, the van was ready for a little vacation of its own. It had left a note for Opus and Roscoe, who were taking a cat nap when the van decided to leave, but the note was never found.

And so the mystry of the missing, magic, flying van was sloved!

After spending an afternoon in a sandpit, Sassy and Opus enjoyed the cool water of the pool while washing the sand out of their coats. Momo and Roscoe were so happy to have the van back, that they spent hours sitting in the front seat while Karl and Ruis made themselves comfortable on the roof of van, making sure it wasn't about to leave again.

(photo by Sassy)

As night fell on the Africa plains, the six felines curled up together in bed happy to have each other as friends.

While the van parked itself outside and rested after a long summer of traveling....


Asta said...

How wondewful..I was sad that the van was missing..tuwns out it just wanted an adventoowe of it's own..I see he gathewed stickews fwom his many adventoowes..Sooo glad you'we all safe..those zebwa eye masks suwe awe cool....awe they scented wif catnip??
I 've missed all of you
smoochie kisses

Sassy Kat said...

Sassy & Momo

The Cat Realm said...

I am so glad everything turned out so well! We are very proud of Karl and Ruis! We just hope that now Karl can stay home for a little while.... we miss him....
Mrs. OZ and Tintin

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's been an exciting summer for all of you. We're glad you're all safe and together again -- and with the flying van.

Unknown said...

I wanted to tell Opus that I just emailed you the entry list for our Dare to vote on! Very exciting Dares, you'll see!
Your friend Karl

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