Frank and Wanda, and Al and Marge had originally planned on both families going out to The Hop together on the evening of Friday, March 25th after the teens and cubs got home from school, and after Al got off of work...However, even though it got up to 60 degrees that day, there was snow and ice earlier in the day before it warmed up, and then there was fog...Thus, they decided to make it for the following evening, Saturday, March 26th, which got up to 65 degrees, and was a clear day. Although that Saturday started out at 31 degrees, it warmed up after the sun had been up a while. When Jed, Rex, Clarence and Donna went out to play with the other neighbor cubs, some of the cubs were playing with hula-hoops, thus the cubs took turns playing with the hula-hoops for a while that morning. Clarence was a bit clumsy at hula-hooping at first, but it didn't take him long to get the knack of it. Later on, Jed, Rex and Clarence, along with other neighbor cubs, went and got their toy trucks to play with for a while...Donna and some of the other female cubs had Barbie Poodle and Ken Poodle dolls, and Donna had a Barbie and Ken Poodle car she would play with along with the boys with their toy trucks...Occasionally, the boys would let Donna and Cheryl put an anthro-animal doll in a toy truck and play with the truck a while. It was lunch time at around noon, in which moms would call their cubs to come and eat. At about an hour after lunch, the Mr. Softee ice cream truck came through the neighborhood. https://youtu.be/WsCDGY8e0P8?t=5 When the cubs heard the music from the ice cream truck, it seemed like that was always their cue to go running to the house to get money from Mom and Dad to buy ice cream with. "Can we have 50 cents so we can get a shake?", Rex asked Mama Marge. "Or a sundae?", Donna asked. Daddy Al mentioned, "We're getting home made ice cream at The Hop tonight. A cone would do for now". "Your dad is right", Marge told the cubs. "Here's a dime each, so you cubs can get an ice cream cone". Thus the cubs quickly thanked Mommy and Daddy for the dimes, then hurried out to catch the Mr. Softee ice cream truck before it left. Everyone was having a good day, and getting along great, in the small community of Duran.
______________________________ Meanwhile, on the other end of Torrence County, in the city of Moriarty, Biff and Richie Pitbull were in the garage of their mom and dad's house, busting apart several gumball machines. Biff, Richie and Gaston had been cruising around in Albuquerque Friday night stealing gumball machines for the money in them (the trunk of Daddy's '59 Caddy was certainly big enough haul them in). "Hey, whatsup?", Richie said to Gaston as Gaston came walking up to the open garage door. "My mom and Dad are still hung over from that party they went to last night", Gaston explained. "So I thought I'd come over here". "Well, grab a mallet and help us bust these machines open", Biff told Gaston. As Gaston got a steel mallet off of a garage shelf, Daddy Reginald Pitbull was about to go out and check on two of his construction sites in Albuquerque where subcontract crews were working that Saturday. "What are you boys building?", Reginald asked his sons and Gaston as he noticed the three youths in the garage banging with the mallets. "Just tryin' to crack open these machines, Dad", Biff answered. Reginald recognized those were stolen gumball machines the boys were pounding on, but only had this to say to his two sons, "Don't you two get caught. I don't feel like forking out the money to bail your asses out of the damn slammer". "Okay, Dad", Biff replied. The fact was...if you were to ask Daddy Reginald Pitbull, "Don't you know those gumball machines your sons are smashing on are someone's property?"... ...You're likely to get an answer something like, "Ahhh, I don't give a shit about no damn gumball machine". Reginald took the '59 El Camino out to check on the job sites, for two reasons; #1, was that if one of the crews working for him needed extra building materials brought out to the job site, he'd have the use of a pick up bed to haul it to them in...back charging the subcontractor for the added material costs and for his time and the use of his vehicle of course... https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&...: ...Reason #2, was that his darling wife, Diana, might want to use the 1960 Cadillac Eldorado convertible that day... https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&...: ...And the '59 Coupe-de-Ville was a car he always lets his sons, Biff and Richie, have use of. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&...: After Daddy Pitbull had left to go check on the job sites, Mama Diana Pitbull came into the garage after hearing the noise of the boys pounding on the gumball machines. All she had to say was, "You boys keep the noise down. I'm trying to watch my soap operas...And clean up this mess when you're done". "We will, Mom", Richie replied as Mama went back to the living room to continue watching her soap operas on TV. When the first gumball machine was busted open, and when pennies came pouring out, Gaston proclaimed, "Pennieeeessss! We hit the jackpot!". And it wasn't long before they had the rest of the gumball machines they've stolen busted open. Between all the stolen gumball machines they've busted open, the pitbull youths had almost 1,500 pennies...Almost $15 worth of pennies...Back in the day, that was enough to more than half way fill the gas tank of that '59 Caddy, exchange for nickles to buy a pack of Viceroy cigarettes from a vending machine, and bribe an adult in the parking lot of a liquor store to buy a fifth of Old Crow for them...An added bonus was that Biff, Richie and Gaston could sell the gumballs at school for 3 for a penny, which in the machines they were 1 for a penny. Once the juvenile delinquent threesome cleaned up the remains of the smashed up gumball machines into a cardboard box, it was cruising time...out to gas up the Caddy, get some smokes, and find someone to bribe into getting them a fifth of Old Crow...Of course, when Mama Diana Pitbull heard the '59 Caddy crank up and speed away, her only thoughts were, "Good. They're out of my fur for a while. Now I can watch my soaps in peace". Biff, Richie and Gaston also took the box full of smashed up gumball machines remains with them to toss down a mountain side...The boys might have been a special kind of stupid, but they weren't too stupid to figure out that if the crew of a garbage truck saw pieces of gumball machines in the curbside trash, the police would be called... ...One thing Biff, Richie and Gaston didn't figure out though, was once they got a reputation of buying things with pennies, on top of the reputation they already had as delinquents, and it was known that gumball machines had been disappearing in nearby Albuquerque, it wouldn't take long for everyone to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
______________________________ Back in Duran at Al and Marge's house, It was already early evening when Frank, Wanda and their offsprings, Jerald, Dotty and Cheryl, came by to visit a while before the two coyote families would be heading out to The Hop. In the meantime, Clarence, Jed, Rex and Donna had been watching cartoons on TV as they waited until it was time to head over to The Hop for the evening. Of course Frank and Wanda's younger daughter, Cheryl, took a seat on a sofa beside Clarence as they both then snuggled up to watch cartoons together. Al and Marge had been noticing over the past month that the love bond between Clarence and Cheryl had become stronger. There was the time a month ago that Al and Marge had decided it's best to accept that 'to love and loose is better than to never have loved at all' when it will come to Clarence being able to go back to the 21st Century, thus leaving Cheryl...Recently though, Al and Marge thought it over that Frank and Wanda should know...But how would they go about telling them without telling them about the time machine?...Al and Marge figured they'll have to eventually figure something out. Dotty's boy friend, Buddy came walking over about the time it was nearing sunset, thus it was time to head on out. After the TV was turned off, and the house locked up, riding arrangements were the same as it was the last time both coyote families went to The Hop a month ago...Jerald would drive Daddy Frank's '55 Chevy wagon, with his sister Dotty and her boy friend Buddy riding along, and the cubs; Jed, Rex, Clarence and Donna and his younger sister Cheryl. Then Jerald would pick up his girl friend Cindy in Vaughn...Frank and Wanda would ride with Al and Marge in the Chrysler 300...Al kept his speed down to 60 so Jerald can keep up driving in that six cylinder '55 Chevy wagon. Once they were heading north out of Duran on Highway 54 Dotty turned on the AM mono radio of that '55 Chevy; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnHLKM8hQR8 "This car is still only gonna go 60, right?", Rex asked Jerald. "That's right, Kiddo", Jerald replied. "I bet you you were going fast after Biff and gang last month", Jed said to Jerald. "That's because we were trying to catch them", Jerald said. "An' beat 'em up!", Donna exclaimed. "Alright, Sweetie. That's enough of that", Dotty said to Donna. "Couldn't you still get them?", Cheryl asked her older brother Jerald. Buddy interjected, "Biff and them were going too fast for this car to keep up". "That's right", Jerald affirmed. "I was already giving this car everything it had". As they rode along Highway 54, a radio station break came on with a couple of commercials, another song played on the car radio; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klYVEF6K-O0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1gZkf_-UyI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwLLpkP0h0E Eventually, they arrived in Vaughn, and in a few moments were pulling up to the home of Cindy Coyote and her parents and siblings. As Jerald pulled over to the side of the street in front the house, Cindy was at the front door awaiting Jerald to greet her. When Jerald walked up to the front door of the house, Cindy's parents, Fred and Charlot wished the two of them a good evening. Al, Marge, Frank and Wanda waved to Fred and Charlot as Fred and Charlot waved from the front door of the house. Fred said his usual, "Don't do anything I won't do...Have fun". "We will", Cindy said to her dad as she and Jerald walked to the car". Once everyone was in the car, Al and the other adults headed out in the Chrysler 300, with Jerald and the others with him following behind in that '55 Chevy wagon on the way to The Hop. Along the rest of the way this time, Rex and Donna were on better behavior, and weren't climbing over the seats like they did last time. More songs played in the car radio along the way; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq5bNq8C3Lk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqE18KcdqkI It wasn't long before Al and the others riding in the Chrysler, followed by Jerald and the others riding in the Chevy wagon, turned left and headed west on Route 66. Then, after the several miles down Route 66, they arrive to The Hop...This time, there were a couple of empty parking spaces that were available under the big drive-in awning that extended from the front of the building, thus that's where Al and Jerald parked the cars. Just like last time, there was a pretty big crowd at The Hop, which it usually is on Friday and Saturday night...There were also other parents who had their cubs there with them that night also, which on Saturday evenings, many parents do have their cubs accompany them at The Hop. There were already teen and young adult couples dancing to a song as the two coyote families walked in; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij6s9YKwCbo Waitress Patty Coatimundi greeted Al, Marge, Frank, Wanda and their cubs and teens as they took seats among three booths as they usually do. "I'm working other tables tonight", Patty told them. "Calvin will be your waiter". So as Calvin Kinkajou came to find out if they were ready to order anything, The Hop's owner, Roger Irish Setter, stepped out from the kitchen and waved to Al and Marge and them. "Hi there, Al. Marge", Roger called out to them. "I see you have the crew with you tonight". "We sure do", Al replied as the others waved back. As Roger stepped back into the kitchen, Al and the others informed Calvin Kinkajou they were ready to order...Which was the usual jumbo shrimp basket with slaw, onion rings and hush puppies, and everyone's choice of beverage. A song that had just been released a month ago then began to play. So while everyone was waiting for the shrimp baskets, Al and Marge joined the other couples on the dance floor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHbHGy2Btyc Buddy and Dotty, as well as Jerald and Cindy, also went out on the floor to dance...And it wasn't long before little eight year old Cheryl and Clarence made their way out onto the dance floor. Of course, Cheryl and Clarence didn't really know how to dance, so they stepped about to the music, which was dancing to them...which the teen and adult couples out on the floor did find it to be cute. "Hey Jerald", ...It was Guss Bear. "Oh hi there, Guss", Jerald replied as Cindy also said hello. "Your folks here with you again?" "Yup they are", Guss Bear replied. "I see we meet again like the last time you all were here". "Actually, Cindy and I came here, just the two of us, last week", Jerald told Guss. "At school, Marsha Bear and I had been getting to know each other", said Guss Bear. "But we've never gotten around to dating yet". "It takes time", Cindy Coyote assured Guss Bear. Guss then noticed Cheryl and Clarence going through the motions, attempting to dance to the music. "You guys choppin' up the dance floor?", Guss Bear called out to Cheryl and Clarence. "We sure are!", Cheryl exclaimed as she and Clarence smiled. It was about that time a really cute, six year old, female, cougar cub came out onto the dance floor with her boy friend, a seven year old cougar cub. "Mind if we join you?", the female cougar cub asked. "Not at all", Cheryl said. "Be our guests", Clarence added as the cougar cubs giggled. "I'm Wally Cougar", the male cub said. "I'm Lori", the female cougar cub said, followed by Cheryl and Clarence Coyote introducing themselves. After the song was over, Al, Marge, Jerald, Cindy Buddy, Dotty, Clarence and Cheryl took their seats back in the booths socialize a while...Shortly afterward, Guss Bear joined in an adjoining booth with his dad Milo, mom Lisa and and sister Karen...And not long after that, Calvin Kinkajou was bringing the shrimp baskets and beverages the families had ordered out to their tables. A customer dropped a nickle into that 1959 Seeburg jukebox, made a selection, and another song played; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo69tGXJO3g Of course, the male cubs did bring their miniture, train board size, toy trucks to play with on the table...And Marge made it clear to the cubs not to knock over any drinks with them like Donna did last time when she knocked over Rex's root beer float with a toy cement truck. The next customer to play the jukebox dropped in a dime for a 3 for 10 cent play; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tg9lDdECEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYd0CWZYuvo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm_W0ztUMms Members of both families discussed playing a few rounds on the pinball machines after they finish eating...Guss Bear's family even talked about joining them in a few games. As the last song played in that 3 for 10 cent play, that cute cougar cub couple, Lori and Wally, went back out on the dance floor and began stepping around to the music...The coyote families, Guss Bear's family found Lori and Wally Cougar to be very cute as they watched from their booths...as other patrons would also agree. Then, as something caught Dotty's attention as she looked out the window, she retorted, "Have a look at what the Devil's bringing in". A Gotham gold, 1959, Cadillac Coupe-de-ville had just come racing into the parking lot, driven by no other than Biff Pitbull, and Richie and Gaston with their three girl friends riding with him...Once Biff brought the car to an abrupt stop with the nose end of that heavy Cadillac diving down and bobbing back up, he blinked the head lights like they wanted curb service. "It looks like they're staying in their car this time, and staying out of our fur", Said Buddy. However, Buddy's statement was wishful thinking...for when one of the car hops, Beth Fox, came to the car to take their order, it appeared that Biff said something snide to Beth as the others in the car laughed. Then Biff, Richie, Gaston and the girl friends got out of the car to come inside as they were still laughing...Beth Fox looked like she was pretty pissed off. "Smart asses", Al retorted. After Biff and the bunch came in, the six of them took a seat at two tables near the dance floor...Like the last they were there, they had been drinking...from a fifth of Old Crow they had gotten earlier in the day with some of that stolen gumball machine money. "I can tell they've been drinking", Guss Bear's dad, Milo, mentioned. "And drove in here too", Frank Coyote added, remembering all too well when he was struck on the job by a drunk driver while working for the Highway Department four years ago. As the jukebox played the next song, little cougar cubs, Lori and Wally agreed to another 'cub dance' out on the dance floor with the teen and adult couples; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7PvTRRrq74 No sooner had 'Tell Him No' began playing, Richie tried to trip little Wally cougar. As the cubs began to walk away from the pit bulls tables, Biff swung his foot and tripped little Lori Cougar flat on her face as Biff and those with him busted out in laughter. Couples on the dance floor were appalled and stopped dancing as they express disdain for Biff's actions. "Hey uh, you like, got two left feet, girlie?!, Gaston laughed at Lori as she laid there and cried. "Take dancin' lessons, stupid!", Biff laughed at Lori as her mother came over and picked her up. Lori Cougar's dad yanked Biff off his chair hard enough to flip the chair over. Richie and Gaston lunged at Daddy Cougar as he let go of Biff. Nearly two dozen others including Al, Buddy, Jerald, Guss bear, and his dad Milo Bear, sprang out of their seats and lunged at Biff, Richie and Gaston...The three Pitbull delinquents backed off real quick. Everyone in The Hop got quiet all of a sudden. Had it not been for the jukebox playing, and six year old Lori Cougar crying, you would have been able to hear a pin drop. It was at https://youtu.be/w7PvTRRrq74?t=36 of 'Tell Him No' playing on the jukebox, that Roger came bolting out from the kitchen and told the pitulls, "I had just about enough of you three!Get out!And don't come back!". "So you're asking us not to come in here anymore, huh", Biff wisecracked. "You're fixin' to get hurt, Mister! And hurt really bad!", Daddy Cougar warned Biff, as assistant cook, Benny Otter, came out from the kitchen to offer back up. Roger warned Biff, "I'm not asking you to leave, Biff! I'm telling you! Out! Now! All six of you!". The scene was about as tense as these 25 seconds in the diner scene in the 1997 movie, 'Breakdown'. https://youtu.be/r7ZVFEZuGtU?t=331 As Wally Cougar's dad came close to getting his paws on Richie for trying to trip his son, Biff, Richie, Gaston and their girl friends quickly realized they'd get badly hurt going up against Roger and the support he had backing him up, thus they headed for the front door to leave without anymore trouble. Roger then called the attention of waiter Calvin Kinkajou and waitress Patty Coatimundi, and assistant cook Benny Otter as well, and told them, "That bunch I'm kicking out of here are not allowed back in here anymore. And if they come back, you come and get me". "Oh rub it in why don't you", Gaston wisecracked as he was the last one out the door. Once the six of them were in the car, Biff fired up that 325 horse power V-8, put that 5,000 pound Cadillac in reverse and floored the accelerator. Biff then sharply cut the wheels to the right just before applying the brakes, causing the front end of that two and a half ton Caddy to swing out sideways as the car came to a stop in the parking lot and almost hitting a few other cars in the process. Adult animal couples who were dining in their cars shouted at Biff, "You stupid ass!", and, "Watch it before you kill somebody!", and, "Stupid punks!". Biff sped out of the parking lot like a bat out of Hell, almost striking down Jane Fox, the other car hop, with that powerful heavy Cadillac. As the Cadillac sped out onto Route 66 westbound with Biff and the bunch, that's when Jerald Coyote grabbed the keys off the table to his dad's '55 Chevy wagon as Buddy Coyote, Guss Bear and Daddy Milo Bear came with him. They were going for a 2nd try at catching Biff Pitbull and bunch out on the highway. Al grabbed the keys to his Chrysler 300 and ran out to the parking lot in time to catch Jerald and the others before they left. "Jerald! Buddy! In my car! You won't catch them with that!", Al said as he opened the driver's door. Buddy Coyote and Guss Bear got in on the rear seats of Al's car. Daddy Milo Bear sat straddling the rear console. Jerald got in up front. Then Al got in, fired up that Chrysler 300, and the chase was on. "Hold on", said Al once he got out onto route 66 and floored it. The acceleration was so great, Milo Bear had to hold onto the backs of the front seats with both paws to fight the G forces of the car taking off. "They're way down the highway like last time", Guss Bear said. "That Cadillac of their's won't keep ahead of a Chrysler 300 for long", Al assured Guss. "I can guarantee you that". In almost no time, Al had that Chrysler 300 up to 140 miles per hour...The center lines on 66 looked like dots popping by in the night as they began closing in on that '59 Caddy. Once Al had caught up, he maintained a couple of hundred yards from them as one car followed the other at 110 miles per hour. "Why this far back?", Jerald asked. "Biff could jam the brakes on me. I don't want to risk it", Al answered. "He's stupid enough to do it too", Milo Bear added. ___ By now, the pitbull youths noticed the head lights 600 feet behind them. "Richie! Hide that fucken' bottle under the seat!...A damn cop! That's all we need!...FUCK!", Biff exclaimed. After Richie secured the half full, Old Crow, whiskey bottle under his seat, they noticed as they were still speeding down 66 at 110 miles per hour, the car behind got no closer than 200 yards...And they never saw a red revolving flasher light that they had been expecting to come on at any time. "I don't think it's a fucken cop, Biff", Gaston eventually said. "This is creeping me out to the upmost", one of the girl friends said. "We'll fix their ass, Aiva...Who ever they are", Richie replied. "I'm gonna loose 'em", Biff said as he sped that '59 Cadillac from 110 up to 120...Biff still continued to press the accelerator down as far as he can push it as the car got up to 124 miles per hour...wide open as fast as it can possibly go. ___ Al and the rest of the others noticed that the Cadillac had sped up to over 120, which Al sped up a little to keep pace. "They're going faster", Guss mentioned. "That's good", Al replied. "Good?", Guss asked. "That Cadillac will eventually overheat at this speed", Al told Guss. "Yea. I've been noticing 120 seems to be a cakewalk for this car", Milo Bear added. "So when they boil their car over running it wide open for too long, they're not going anywhere", Jerald said. "Then we catch 'em", Guss added. "Just exactly what I want them to do", said Al. After they've gone about 50 miles in 25 minutes since the chase began back at The Hop, the two cars were approaching Moriarty, the hometown of Biff, Richie, Gaston and those looser girl friends they pick up on weekends. "I've been seeing some steam coming out from the hood of their car for the past several minutes", Al said as the chase continued at 124 miles per hour. "I've noticed it too", said Milo Bear. "I won't be long now". "Watch out, Al!", Jerald said. "I see it", Al replied. When Biff and the bunch got to Route 41, Biff slammed the brakes at 124 miles per hour, in an attempt to slow down to make a fast left onto 41, and almost loosing control of the car. "I think he's gonna loose it!", Al said as he too began hard braking for a fast turn onto 41. Because Biff's driving skills were lousy to say the least, and a Cadillac was designed for smooth ride, Biff almost lost control of that Cadillac doing that high speed maneuver onto 41...For one thing, Biff was still braking into the turn, plus he had been drinking... Biff had that '59 Caddy swerving and sliding all over route 41, as well as off of both sides of the road into the grass and sand with dust flying everywhere, and came close to striking a power line pole...At one point, it looked like Biff was going to overturn that big heavy Cadillac. "Wow! That was close!", Guss said as they noticed Biff barely getting his dad's car back under control on his way down 41. Because Al was a skilled driver, and a Chrysler 300 was designed for high performance driving, Al cornered that same intersection onto Route 41 at the same speed that Biff did, but Al sped around it gracefully like in a chase scene of an old movie. ___ As the chase ensued further through Moriarty, Biff was going to try to get to Mommy and Daddy's house so Mommy and Daddy will protect them. However, that Cadillac had already begun spark knocking and running rough, and with steam and coolant boiling over, before Biff and Richie could even make near home along with their rouge friends. "WHAT THE HELL FIRE FUCK'S WRONG WITH THIS FUCKIN' PIECE A SHIT!", Biff hollered as the Cadillac finally quit running. "Maybe the car needs a jump!", one of the girl friends, Roxanne, exclaimed as the car began coasting to a stop. "That ain't got shit to do with it!", Richie retorted at Roxanne. "Hey, everything's cool, Richie. Okay?", Gaston added. "SHUT UP!", Biff shouted at everyone in the car. The only thing to do now was to coast into the parking lot of a nearby thrift shop that was closed for the night...After Biff got the Cadillac stopped in the thrift shop parking lot, Biff tried to restart the car only to discover that pre-detonation would make the engine diesel kick back and not start because of it being so overheated. "FUCKIN' SHIT!", Biff hollered as he again turned the key, and all he got was the starter >rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-< then the engine dieseling >cunk cunk cunk...cunkrump-rump-rump-rump-rump with a lot of popping and pinging then dying out again...The engine was so overheated, it wouldn't even start up and idle. "WHAT THA FUCK!", Biff hollered as he tried to start that overheated Caddy again >rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr< then the engine sounding >cunk cunk RAP-RAP-RAP-RAP-RAP< then blowing vaporized gasoline back out of the carburetor and air filter as it again died. "I smell gasoline", said Richie. Then suddenly, the black Chrysler 300 came sliding into the parking lot, coming to a stop ahead of the Cadillac... https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&...: No one in the Cadillac even thought of locking the doors. Al Coyote and Jerald Coyote leaped out of the Chrysler, followed by Guss, Buddy and Milo, as they ran at the Cadillac. Jerald flung the driver's door open on the Cadillac, yanked Biff out of the driver's seat, and commenced beating up Biff Pitbull, and working him over thoroughly. Richie hopped out of the passenger's side and rushed to Biff's aid only to have Buddy Coyote grab him and march him to a nearby steel light pole...There, Buddy Coyote gave Richie a good head rattling on the light pole. Gaston made a go at Jerald only to be grabbed by Milo Bear, then body slam on the hood of the Cadillac as the girl friends watched from inside the car. "Oh my!", a girl friend on the front seat, Sandra, gasped. Then Milo set Gaston standing on the parking lot, and swung Gaston to where he stumbled and fell. The females, Avia, Sandra and Roxanne, stayed in the car and watched their boy friends get beat up as they were to scared to get out of the car. After Biff, Richie and Gaston got a beating like they've never had before, and they now knew it. Jerald Coyote told Biff Pitbull, "This is for what you did to Bucky Beaver last month. And for what you did to that little cougar cub back there at The Hop thirty minutes ago". Buddy Coyote then told the juvenile delinquent pit bulls, "I guess now you all know what Bucky and the other cubs you've beaten up before felt like...Don't feel good, does it?". Then Jerald warned Biff, "Don't you ever ever ever pick on, harass, beat up or bully another cub ever again...Because if you do, we can always do this again...You want to pick on someone, pick on someone your own size...That is if you're not too much of a punk to do so". Milo Bear then walked around to the open passenger's door of the Cadillac as the three female pit bulls sitting in the car crouched in fear of the big bear. "You see the kind of loosers you gals are hanging around with, don't you?", Milo asked. Milo then noticed a half full fifth of Old Crow on the floor ahead of the front passenger's seat...It had rolled out from under the seat when Biff had braked for that turn onto Route 41. "Ain't you all a little too young to be drinking this?", Milo asked as he reached in the car and picked up the bottle. "Gimme that! It's ours!", Sandra, sitting on the front seat, retorted as she grabbed a hold of the bottle still in Milo's paw. "Not anymore it ain't", Milo replied as he jerked the bottle away from the grasp of Sandra's paw. "You give that back!", Roxanne ranted from the back seat. "We had to bribe someone lotsa pennies to get that!". "The missing gumball machines we've been hearing about?", Milo asked Al as he pawed the bottle to him. "Could be", Al replied as he took the bottle from Milo. Aiva called out from the back seat, "You creeps!...That's ours!". Al then carried the bottle over to around the side of the thrift shop, then smashed the bottle against the wall of the building. "You creep-a-saurus!", Aiva shouted from the back seat as she leaned forward past the closed rear side window to where the passenger's door was open. "Have a lovely evening, girls. I know we will", Milo Bear said to Sandra, Roxanne and Aiva, as he, Guss, Buddy, Jerald and Al walked back to the Chrysler. Once everyone was back in the car, Al cranked it up, then pulled up to where Biff was getting back up to his feet, then let the power window down, and said to Biff, "Why don't you get a life, you looser?". Then Al raised the power window back up, and gave it enough gas to chirp the tires on take off out of the parking lot, then sped off along Route 41 on their way back to Route 66. Travelling the 50 plus miles along Route 66 back to The Hop, it took Al and the others about 20 minutes at the speed Al was driving to get back there.
______________________________ Back at The Hop, the little cougar cubs, Lori and Wally, had gotten over their bad experience dished out by the juvenile delinquent pit bulls, and were each enjoying a dish of ice cream given to them complimentary by Roger Irish Setter, which the parents of both cubs thanked him for. "Al and them are back", Wanda Coyote said as she saw the Chrysler pulling into the parking lot. "I bet they got 'em this time!", Rex proclaimed. "Yeh! Powww!", Donna cheered. "We'll know soon enough", Frank said as Al and them were getting out the car. As they walked in the front door, Jed asked Al, "Ya get 'em, Dad?". "We sure did. They got the bruising they were cruising for", Al replied as everyone, including many of the other patrons, cheered and applauded. Roger even called from the kitchen, "Couldn't have happened to a better bunch". Assistant cook Benny Otter also stood for a moment in the doorway to the kitchen and applauded. Milo assured the cubs, "That bunch will think twice form now on about bullying cubs your age". "Or they can have a repeat of what they got a while ago", Jerald added, as he then briefly gave an account of how everything happened. "So they'll leave us alone at school from now on?", Cheryl asked. "Frank replied to his younger daughter, "If they don't, they'd have to be more of a moron than we gave them credit for". By now, because Roger had banned Biff, Richie, Gaston, Aiva, Sandra and Roxanne from coming back, and that little attitude adjustment that Jerald Coyote, Buddy Coyote and Milo Bear had given them, everyone felt assured that bunch wasn't going to darken the doorway to The Hop again. A little later on, the coyote families and the bear family ordered some of that home made ice cream The Hop is well known for...Then a while later, Lori Cougar's mom selected a special dance song on the jukebox, specially for the cubs...It's a record selection parents will drop a nickle in the jukebox for when young cub sweethearts want to get out on the dance floor; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMh9f3wqq0g As the song played, Cheryl and Clarence got out on the dance to step around to the music with each other. So did Wally Cougar and Lori Cougar, as well as several other cubs who had cubhood sweethearts...And none of them had to worry about being tripped by the likes of Biff, Richie and Gaston. All and all, with the exception of six misguided pit bull youths, it was a wonderful evening for everyone. Being it was a Saturday, tomorrow would be Sunday, the day Al and Marge has the family attend church in the morning, which Clarence had been getting use to by now.