And so the saga of Alvie begins.....
Once upon a time, at a mall not so very far away, there was a toy store where a small toy, a brown burro, wascarelessly tossed in a bin with other small toys.
It was Christmas time and the mall was very crowded. The burro was little. He was alone. He was scared.
Big people and little people would stop and lookin the bin. Sometimes they would select a toy to take home with them. But they never selected the little brown burro.
He was not chosen. He didn't even have a name.
He really, really wanted to havea home. So he closed his eyes really, really tight and held his breath and wished really, really hard. He wished that someone nice would look in the bin and choose him to go home with them.
And doyou know what happened? Nothing, that's what!
Well, at least not right away.
So the little brown burro decided he had to do something. He shined his hoofs really bright. He brushed his burro mane andburro tail until they were all silky smooth. Then he put his best little burro smile on his face. He wanted everyone who looked in the bin to notice what a fine looking, friendly burro he was.
Allday long, the little brown burro waited for someone to notice him. Several people looked in the toy bin and one or two even picked up the little brown burro. But they put him back in the bin and no onechose him.
It had been a very long day. It was almost time for the store to close for the night. The little brown burro thought that his wish had not been granted. He was very sad.
Just when the little brown burro had given up hope, a very nice lady - with a very nice smile and kind brown eyes - looked in the bin. The little brown burro smiled really big and lookedright at the nice lady. She picked him up. "Oh, how cute," she said. "You look like a nice little burro. I'm going to take you home with me. You'll like it at my house. We laugh and have fun every...