BASHFUL: Oh my Boulder! You must be THE Buster Possum! I’m such a huge fan of yours!
BUSTER: Ahhh, my public. Do you want an autograph or a selfie?
BASHFUL: I’m blown away by getting the chance to meet you! Say! Could you…. like, you know…. die for me?
BUSTER: Are you sure you don’t want a selfie?
BASHFUL: Hmmm, maybe with your marsupial carcass. Pleeeeeeeeease, Mr. Possum! Do it for your biggest fan!
BUSTER: I’m afraid there must be some misunderstanding here…
BASHFUL: Oh! I think I’m going to get my wish! Here comes a speeding, out of control car now! (Bashful moves the hell out of the way…)
BUSTER: Huh? Oh….. kid, I hate to disappoint you, but…….
The car that was barreling after Buster comes to an abrupt halt right before it would have flattened the plump possum into a pile of guts…
BASHFUL: Wait a minute! What’s happening here! You’re supposed to get SQUASHED just like in the comics!!!
BUSTER: I hate to break this to you, little buddy, but I don’t really have to endure all of those gruesome deaths week after week. I am a cartoon thespian, after all, and I work with a stunt double! Here he comes now to take my place…
RICE 2: Sigh…… Buster stunt double reporting for duty.
BUSTER: Time to take one for the team again, ol’ chap. Don’t worry, I’ll buy you a coffee once shooting’s over. Or maybe a transfusion…
RICE 2: Can we just get this over with before my health insurance expires?
BUSTER: See there, kiddo? Not a scratch on me!
RICE 2: Ohhhhhhhhh, the humanity….
BUSTER: Now, how about that selfie?
BASHFUL: Uhhhhh, no thanks. I had no idea you were such a fraud! I think a part of my childhood just died….
This is just the latest in a series of adventures Bacon’s pet rock Bashful can expect to have here at The Nest over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more madness and mayhem as Bashful and my wide assortment of critters get into all kinds of trouble! Crocheted Buster is a creation of inaugural Contest of Whatever winner YoungAtFifty.