Fawn and Spot were sitting in their barn. They were both bored and also sick of winter. This past winter had been a hard one and they both wished spring was here.
“It is the second week of March,” said Fawn, looking out the window. “It doesn’t look like spring is ever coming.”
“You know what,” said Spot. ”We should think about nothing but spring.”
“What good will that do?” asked Fawn.
“A lot of good,” said Spot. “It will help pass the time away until spring does come.”
“That is true,” said Fawn. “I am starting to think of spring already.”
“Good,” said Spot.
“Yes,” said Fawn. “I am thinking of a nice spring. breakfast that I should have.”
“Is that all you can think of?” said Spot. “Food isn’t going to make spring come any faster.”
“I guess you are right,” said Fawn. “But a nice spring breakfast would help pass the time away.”
“Whose time?” asked Spot. “Yours or mine.”
“I think both,” said Fawn.
“And let me guess,” said Spot. “This will help me pass the time away by me cooking breakfast for you. It will also help you pass the time away by cleaning up the kitchen afterwards.”
“That isn’t quite what I had in mind,” said Fawn. “I thought you would be the one to clean up.”
“That doesn’t surprise me,” said Spot, getting the frying pan out of the cupboard.
Spot cooked Fawn a nice breakfast of pancakes and eggs. She also gave him some orange juice that she freshly squeezed. When Spot had finished cooking, she went to find Fawn. She found him sleeping.
“I was just dreaming about spring,” said Fawn, now at the table eating his spring breakfast.
“That is good,” said Spot, looking out the window while cleaning up the dishes.
“You know,” said Fawn, almost finished eating. “This thinking of spring seems to be working. I am starting to feel that spring is just around the corner.
“Well that is good, “said Spot.
Mr. Hansen came into the barn. He saw the two cows in the kitchen.
”How come you two aren’t outside today? “asked Mr. Hansen. “It’s beautiful outside. I really think spring is here.”
“See,” said Fawn, rushing to go outside. “I told you it works.”
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