Hana: "Yeah, we've missed you so much. What are you doing here at the North Pole?"
JB: "Were you looking for animals?"
Mona: "Did you run away from Home?"
Hershey: "Yes, I did .... I ran away from home because my Mom tried this silly hat on me when it didn't fit the baby ..... and it made me embarrassed. I didn't appreciate my Mom or her creativity, but I DO NOW! I miss her and my Dad and the baby and I even miss NIXON! I never thought I'd say that ... that I miss Nixon.... but I do."
Copper: "Hershey, we've all miss you. Aren't you cold up here at the North Pole?"
Hershey: "Yes, I AM!!!!! It is FREEZING up here. I sure wish I had a sweater and some socks. My paws are really really cold. These goofy green snowmen keep looking at me and these shiny rainbow lights over my head are scaring me. I wanna go home!!!"
Hana: "Do you want to come home with me? We can go visit Casper. You know, you missed his party?"
Mona: "You can go home with ME?! I live in Texas. We can go visit your cat cousins, Mari and Tabitha, up in Fort Worth!?"
JB: "Hey, do you want to go home with me? I'm a cat and you can come visit ME if you want to?!"
Hershey: "No, I just want to go home! Do you know how I can get home?"
Copper: "Hershey, right now I am worried about your paws. They look very cold. Mona, do you have any of those socks you brought along?"
Mona: "Yes, I think so ... let me look in my suitcase. - - - - Hershey, here put these on. They're a little girly and sparkly..... but they're my favorite set."
Copper and Hana: "Here, let us help you .... here, stand still and try to quit shivering."
Hershey: "Gee thanks y'all. They fit nice. My paws are warmer already. Now, so you think we can find a way to get home? I'm so cold!!!"
Copper gave Hershey a big snuggle to try to warm him up.
All of a sudden the sky got very bright and greenish pink arcs flashed through the night time sky. Hershey closed his eyes and shivered and barked at the lights like he had been doing for days. As he barked, his paws tapped together and ..............
When Hershey opened his eyes, he wasn't at the North Pole anymore. He was HOME! Hana, Mona, JB and Copper were home too. They were all home, just in time for Easter!!
(And they didn't even have to catch a plane out of DFW! )
Hershey: "There's no place like home."