The Poppets approached the Buggers with care as they'd never seen anything quite like the one-eyed rodeo heroes. But, soon enough, they were all climbing trees together.
After their excursions in nature, the Poppets and Little Alien Buggers settled in for some light reading. Andi's thesis (standing) and her first academic publication, a review in the Fall issue of MELUS.
Those silly buggers. They even took a picture of Andi and B's Christmas tree from Andi's reading chair.
And finally, they accepted a package while Andi was at work. They took the liberty of opening the box and found some beautiful birthday presents from Heather! They all curled up with the beautiful knitted scarf that Heather made, and the breathtaking illustrated Sleeping Beauty.
The Buggers will be back on the road soon in an attempt to make it to their dude ranch before the Christmas holidays. But boy, they sure had fun with the Poppets, and the Poppets are still scratching their pointed little heads over how the Buggers get through life with one eye each. Hmmphf.