Trekking around Texas

Dear Delilah,

I was ecstatic when Clawdeen arrived at her only stop in Texas and I couldn’t wait to show her as many neat things as I could in the short time we had.

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The first thing we did was go eat authentic Mexican food at a local restaurant. I live in Bay City, Texas which is 60 miles south of Houston.

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My cat’s name is Bella and she was very curious when Clawdeen arrived.

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The next day, Clawdeen thought it was way too early to wake up to go to work with me. But she had fun when we got there. I work at a nuclear plant.

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We were able to find a hard hat to fit Clawdeen and received special permission to take pictures.

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Clawdeen enjoyed the Wonder Woman action figures on my desk. She really liked the Lego one, which stars in the new Lego Movie!

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On a special road trip to Austin, Texas, Clawdeen was thrilled to see the State Capitol. My friend from work found her a cowboy hat! Clawdeen insisted we stand far enough away to get the whole thing in the picture. She wanted to show you how big things are in Texas — big hats and big buildings!

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On the way home we stopped at a roadside store and took her picture with a giant squirrel. Can you see Clawdeen in this picture? She seems very tiny!

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They even had pecan pies in a vending machine outside the store.

Clawdeen thoroughly enjoyed her visit with us. I sure enjoyed having her. We are so happy that she will be home with you soon and can tell you all about her travels. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl Delilah!

By Ellen K. Farmer

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