Bobo the Clown was very sad because his pet opossum, Huckabee, was sick. Huckabee refused to eat, and for a possum food is their world, so Bobo was worried. The circus was in Palm Beach for a week, then the troupe was shutting down for vacation. Bobo had plans to fly to Pittsburgh to see family on his vaca and had asked Brenda, the Bearded Lady, who was from Palm Beach, to watch Huckabee while he was gone. He wouldn’t feel right leaving Huckabee under those conditions so it looked like Bobo’s vaca was going to be canceled.
Bobo had Dr. Herriot, the circus’ veterinarian, take a look at Huckabee. After a thorough examination and some tests, Dr. Herriot proclaimed, “There’s nothing wrong with Huckabee, unless you consider pregnancy wrong.”
Bobo’s eyes opened wide, as he knew how pregnancy happened and knew Huckabee hadn’t been near any other possums. Reaching back in his scrambled clown memory, he did remember Huckabee had gotten outside one night when he forgot to latch the back screen. She was gone for two days, then returned on her own.
Hugging Huckabee, then launching into a litany of joy, Bobo thanked Dr. Herriot for the good news. He could still go on vacation and see his family and leave Huckabee with Brenda. But best of all, he was going to be a grandpa!
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