A New Day, A New Year, A New Century &
A New Adventure

 During the holiday season Buttons met a lady from Hollywood. The lady  remembered the Little Girl Buttons knew so long ago. Now the problem was, to figure out a way to get to Hollywood.  Little Bear and Buttons decided the best way to get there was to get in the movies. They had heard of people coming to town to look for new talent. The try outs were to be down by the river. (The river bank has now become a important place in Buttons travels.) This trip could, at last, take Buttons to the Little
Girl she knew so long ago.

The next morning Buttons and LIttle Bear slipped out of
the Antique store and headed for the river bank.

There, in the light mist, sat a handsome boy.
Are you the people looking for new actors,
said Buttons?

No, we are here to watch the try outs, said his sister. See the
children singing? They are trying out for a musical and the older
children are trying out for the movie Gone With the Wind.

The children sang very well indeed. I am sure they will be chosen.

Little Bear ran ahead. The ladies offered him
a cup of tea and a blueberry muffin.

I would like to sign up please. Will I be next, said Little.
Bear. After me, said a beautiful girl sitting beside him.

Lets hurry now. This is taking way to long.
The lady in charge was very impatient.

Buttons, your next.

Me?  Now?  I am not ready!

Then I will say my part, said another young lady.

She talked and talked and talked.
Buttons was getting bored.

Buttons slipped off to a quite corner.
There he was met by a small clown.

Why are you here all by yourself, whispered Buttons to
the clown. They did not like me. You see I only speak
French and they did not understand a thing I said. Well,
I understand you. Don't worry. If I get a part I will let
you be on stage with me. They were both tried and they
rested quietly in the shade together.

Finally Buttons was told to get in costume.

It took three hours to get in the most awkward
costume. When she finally got dressed, she spent
2 more hours in make up.

The results were stunning.

Buttons looked so beautiful. Who would ever know
it was really a cat, in disguise.

Then came the time to read the list of winners.
I can't believe Buttons did not get the part. This was very nice of
Little Bear, as he also did not get a part. Little Bear knew how much
Buttons wanted to go to Hollywood.

Come on Buttons. lets go home.
Let them keep their parts.

"AND FRANKLY MY DEAR, I DON'T ---- - ---- (care)."

Buttons, this is a lesson for both of us. We were not meant
to be in the movies. I was to short and you tail kept moving.
It totally gave you away. The girl that was sitting at the table,
when we first came upon the try outs, was really Mrs. Raccoon.
You can't tell who the people really are under all the make
up. By the way, Mrs. Raccoon did not get a part either. Lets be
just who we are! Now we will have fun when we go to the
movies wondering who is really behind all the costumes. But
alas, now it will be even harder to find the little girl. Come on
Buttons, lets go to the movies. We don't have to go to Hollywood.
Hollywood comes to us every Saturday night. (That's when most
folks go to the movies where Buttons lives.) Just remember
Buttons, things aren't always what they seem to be, and people
may not be who you think they are..
And off they went.

Love, Buttons 

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This page was made for  Buttons the Cat on October
12, 1999 and in memory of my Kalu. 
Updated July 7th, 2001

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere, over the Rainbow, way up high,
There's a land that I heard of, once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the Rainbow, skies are blue, and
The dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up
Where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles
Melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow,  Why then - oh, why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I?

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