“Ajdiiiiiin,” Ooogie said to me. “I wiiiiiiill beeeeeeee in a raaaaaace toooooday. I hooooooope youuuuuu caaaaaaaan cooooome.”
“Sure, Ooogie,” I said. “I’ll definitely be there.” And with that, he turned around and went to get ready for the race.
Now Ooogie is my friend, but I couldn’t help but wonder why he had entered himself into a race. He isn’t, umm…beary fast on land, you know? Still, I had to admire his courage.