As the hat sighting was tossed about among the animals they became increasingly curious.
“Maybe the javelinas just wanted to spiff up their scruffy kids,” a deer speculated.
“I’d love to wear a hat,” said a coyote.
“I’d never be caught dead in a hat,” grumbled a badger.
“Why wear stuff I could eat?” objected a ground squirrel.
More animals joined the spirited discussion. “How can we make hats?” asked those with hooves and paws.
“You can’t,” barked a raccoon.
“Relax,” said a Roadrunner. “We birds and rodents can help. A hat is just an artsy upside-down nest.”
“Kraaaa!” a raven got everyone’s attention. “Let’s have a costume ball! A competition!”