THE ESCAPED CRITTERS
Panel 1: Sasha is just inside the door, on the doorstep is an
Ostrich, looking agitated.
Ostrich: 'I just escaped from the zoo! Can you hide me?'
Panel 2: Ostrich points to his head with one wing, while gesturing
about with the other.
Ostrich: 'You don't have to hide all of me, just my head! Do
you have any sand?'
Sasha: 'I don't think
Panel 3: Ostrich delightedly looking over Sasha's shoulder,
while she looks the same way.
Ostrich: 'There's a box of sand! That looks like just enough!'
Sasha: 'But that's
Ostrich: 'I'll just go and
Panel 4: Sasha looking back over her shoulder towards where
Ostrich has rushed (he's now off panel).
Panel 1: An Elephant's at the door, talking to Sasha.
Elephant: 'I just escaped from the zoo! Can you hide me?'
Panel 2: Small panel, close on Sasha, pondering.
Sasha: 'But where? He won't fit in the closet
Panel 3: Sasha curled up & sleeping peacefully in the foreground,
the Elephant is pretending to be a graceful figurine lampstand,
standing on one leg, lampshade on head.
Panel 1: This time it's a Zebra at the door.
Zebra: 'I just escaped, can I hide out here?'
Sasha: 'I guess so, but wouldn't you be less conspicuous if you
changed out of your prisoner outfit?'
Panel 2: Zebra looks totally indignant, Sasha holds out one of
her Human's nice new dresses, with a leopardish pattern on it
(clearly not leopard skin).
Zebra: 'I beg your pardon
Sasha: 'Here, try something with spots!'
Panel 1: Sasha answers the door to find a Sloth on the doorstep.
Sloth: 'Hi, I'm a sloth! Can you hide me?'
Panel 2: Sasha turns to Elba, who happens to have a dictionary
Sasha: 'What's a 'Sloth'?'
Elba: 'I'll look it up
Panel 3: Elba from off panel to Sasha, who apologetically but
firmly refuses the disappointed sloth.
Elba: 'It's 'One of the Seven Deadly Sins'.'
Sasha: 'Sorry, we'd better not.'
Panel 1: A Puffer Fish is at the door, has a small fishbowl full
of water on its head. Sasha looks happy, licks her chops.
Fugu: 'Hi, I need a place to hole up for a while. I'm a Puffer
a Fugu to be precise.'
Sasha: (thought balloon) 'Mmm
Panel 2: Sasha is gesturing happily for Fugu to come in, Fugu
looks proud as it elaborates
Sasha: 'Come on in!'
Fugu: 'I'm the most poisonous fish in the world!'
Panel 3: Sasha is torn, surrounded by ???s and !!!s (or skulls
& crossbones & tasty looking fish).
Sasha: 'What a dilemma!'
Panel 1: A Giraffe with sunglasses is at the door, legs splayed,
neck down enough to see in. Sasha is politely refusing him.
Giraffe: 'Can you put me up for a bit?'
Sasha: 'Sorry, we don't have enough room.'
Panel 2: Giraffe is objecting, Sasha curious.
Giraffe: 'But I'm a movie star
I was in that hit movie a
few years ago!'
Sasha: 'Which one?'
Panel 3: Giraffe looking proud, Sasha rolls her eyes.
Giraffe: 'Giraffic Park!'