A footloose armadillo and a Pocket Mouse set out on a scavenger hunt and lost their way. Meandering westward along roadsides and watercourses, they collected wildflowers and curiosities–Texas Ebony, Bluebonnets, acacia, Blanket Flowers, Bluebells, oak galls, cactus fruits, and snake skins. The mouse made a pinkie ring from a scorpion’s tail and poked a tiny bone through one ear. Even a plastic cowboy was slipped in. Most peculiar was the shiny red object from another armored creature–a 1958 Chevy Impala!
[Excerpt from the book “The Wild Hat”]