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Nonny Bear and the Animal Farm

Yael Mermelstein

It all started when Ahuva came home with the strangest request. “Mommy, you know my friend Shulamis?” “Yes?” My mother stopped cleaning the kitchen table and looked at Ahuva with a funny expression on her face. My mother has a special antennae that can tell when one of her kids is about to ask for something.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

“Well, she has this parrot, her name is, well, it’s a little weird because her name is actually Parrot. Anyway, her family is going to visit their Safta inIsrael for a week and, you might think this is funny, but she actually asked me if it would be possible for me to watch Parrot for the week.” My mother put her hands on her hips. “Well,” she said, “We don’t know very much about parrots.” That was an understatement. We’re the type of family that doesn’t know much about any kind of animal. As a matter of fact, if you remember Skiball the dog, well, he was kind of the only animal that ever crossed the threshold of the Bear house, unless you count Bears, of course.

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