about three in the afternoon, Cassidy, a mild mannered
short haired white rabbitt, hopped along past this
big oak tree with Chester the Wise Old White Owl perched
on a limb not too far above the ground. Cassidy would
stop each day at the tree, look up, and say, "Waz
up big guy?"
Chester the Wise Old White Owl would reply, "The
question would be little white rabbitt, 'How are you
today?', or, 'What are you doing today?' I have no
idea what you ask me so hop along Cassidy."
would then strug his little shoulders and hop off
to visit other friends and strangers. But one thing
for sure, each and every little animal or bug in the
forrest who knew or didn't even know Cassidy would
stop and talk about everything and anything.
he asked Floyd the Grasshopper why Chester the Wise
Old White Owl was so unfriendly to which Floyd the
Grasshopper explained to Cassidy about the well educated
was educated at Hoot College, became a professor,
taught, and now he just doesn't give a hoot anymore.
He sneezes alot up there in that tree because he has
owllergies. He's an old grouch and I just avoid him
and fly and hop and go around him. You should do the
same," warned Floyd the Grasshopper.
everyone needs a friend and I'm just the silly wabbitt
who can do it!" Cassidy then hopped off waving
goodbye to Floyd the Grasshopper.
went back to the tree and saw Chester the Wise Old
White Owl perched on a limb not too far above the
ground. Cassidy looked up, and said, "Waz up
Chester the Wise Old White Owl rolled his eyes and
replied, "Hop along Cassidy!"
his little shoulders and hopped off never to return
to the tree again. But it wasn't long before Chester
the Wise Old White Owl started getting worried and
went to look for Cassidy.
and apologized and they became real good friends after
that and hung out together all the time and each time
Cassidy saw him he would say, "Waz up big guy?"
the Wise Old White Owl would reply "t'ain't nuttin
doin bro! Waz up wid you!" And when Chester the
Wise Old White Owl left Cassidy he would say, "Owl
be seeing you later!!!
to show you, you're only as smart as the people you
hang with. Cassidy from that point on became known
as Hop Along Cassidy.