I would like to thank MGarcia589 and IDOJeannie for helping me on this
Tabby was in her backyard talking with Baby Lofty. Lofty has recently taken Baby
on vacation, so Tabby hadn't been able to see her for several weeks. They hadn't known each
other long before that, but they were already great friends, despite the fact that Baby Lofty was a
Baby Lofty was chattering on excitedly. "...so, Princess Tiffany told me that; she's my
new piano teacher."
"Princess Tiffany?" Tabby echoed. "That must be awful; she's such a snob!"
"No, she's nice!" Baby Lofty defended her. "She wears pretty clothes, and is
"And that makes her nice?" Tabby argued. "See what she's doing to your mind?"
"She says money can buy everything..." Baby Lofty went on.
Just then Molasses walked in. "Hi, cutie!" she greeted Baby Lofty. "I thought I heard
you two, so I thought I'd stop in." She turned back to Baby Lofty. "What're you doing right
now? Why aren't you playing with the other babies?"
"I like to play with the big girls," Baby Lofty explained. "Especially Tabby."
"Ah," Molasses said. "That explains it!"
"I'm hungry for ice cream!" Baby Lofty said suddenly.
"Me too," Molasses said.
"Yeah," Tabby agreed.
"Then what are we waiting for; let's go get some!" Baby Lofty exclaimed.
"You can go get it; we'll stay here," Tabby said.
"Me got a better idea..." Baby Lofty said mysteriously and dashed into the house.
"What's she up to?" Molasses wondered.
Baby Lofty ran back outside a few minutes later. "I called the Satin Slipper Sweet
"Baby Lofty!" Molasses said, aghast.
"They'll be delivering in ten minutes!" Baby Lofty went on.
"Did Tabby or your mommy say that was okay?" Molasses questioned.
"Aww, Molasses, who cares?" Tabby said breezily.
"I was only asking..." Molasses looked offended.
"Well, Tabby said to get ice cream..." Baby Lofty said. "By the way, they said the ice
cream would cost six jangles, and the pony said plus tip, whatever that means???"
"You can just ignore that part," Tabby explained.
Suddenly, Peppermint Crunch walked in. "Hi! I have your order of seven gallons of
chocolate ice cream."
"You ordered that much?" Tabby looked at Baby Lofty.
Peppermint Crunch checked the delivery box again. "Oops, I meant seventeen gallons,"
she corrected herself. "That'll be sixty jangles."
"Ouch... Baby Lofty..." Molasses glared at her. "Isn't that a bit much?"
Baby Lofty giggled. "You know I like a lot of ice cream..."
"Ah well, we can just pig out on ice cream now," Tabby said.
"Just as soon was I get my sixty jangles..." Peppermint Crunch said in a business voice.
Tabby ran back inside and came back with sixty jangles. "Here you go, Peppermint
Peppermint Crunch took the money from Tabby. "Okay, I know y'all aren't going cheap
on me, but do you know what it's like to lug seventeen gallons of ice cream? Gimme some
Molasses smiled at Baby Lofty and Tabby. "You two are too much... here, I'll pay the
tip." She handed Peppermint Crunch some jangles.
Peppermint Crunch smiled, embarrassed at what she'd just said. "Thanks." She skipped
"Come on, Baby Lofty! We've got to eat all this ice cream now!" Tabby said.
"Yeah!" Baby Lofty agreed.
Tabby got bowls and spoons out and set them on her picnic table. The three set to
scooping out ice cream, then they sat down and began eating.
"Oh, I've gotta run!" Molasses suddenly realized. "You can have my ice cream, Baby
Lofty!" She ran out of the yard.
"Bye!" Tabby called.
Baby Lofty had just started on Molasses' sundae when they heard someone saunter in.
"There you are, Baby Lofty! Lofty told me I'd find you here!" Princess Tiffany's voice
"It's time for piano!" Tiffany said to Baby Lofty.