Yes! The Shorty Rocket is almost complete! What’s that? Hoooot! It’s a one of a kind rocket propelled sea turtle catapult. Well, it could catapult any Lolo. It’s just that Shorty is the only one that actually wants to be launched into the Aqua Moon. A most audacious little turtle, indeed. Believe it or not, I (Lyles) have been testing the energy levels in the Carrot Soup Stream and it’s off the charts. Hoooot! It may be the fuel I’ve been looking for. Now I know how those blue bunnies can hop over the Schluffy State building.
Yowzers! A nonsensical morning indeed! Where do I start? Well, I misplaced my Minimizers today! That’s the name of the special goggles I invented to reduce the size ot all images. You see, Bonzo Owls have magna-vison. Everything is magnified 7 times the size of an acutal object. A little gootzie house flie came buzzing by and it looked like a terodactyl from the Jurassic period! Or was it the Cretaceous period? Hoooot! Well, I flapped my wings and knocked over my terrarium of Loopty Lizards. I thought I had a kitchen full of Velciraptors! Yowzers! It was bedlam, I tell ya…
North of the Schluffy Sea, over looking a forest of Bonzo Trees, you’ll hear the pitch perfect hoots of one bifocaled, a cappella singing Lolo. It’s Lyle the Owl, the “eyes” of the bunch. He’s a bit anxious due to his binocular -like vision which creates the illusion that everything is magnified five times its size. So naturally, he tends to flip out when he sees a life size bowling ball or a pastrami on rye the size of a tool shed. He’s a thinker and spends time sketching blue prints of inventions in his modern Bonzo tree one bedroom. He doesn’t even have to pay utilities, sap is included.
When he’s not watching his favorite show “This Owl House” or decorating his flat with contemporary nests from Egg One Imports, he’s at the bowling lanes with his best pal Shorty or singing a soft Hoot-apella to squash the “can’t sleeps.” With Hoot-apella covers of songs like “Hoot can it be now? “by Hens at Work and the like, the “can’t sleeps” don’t stand a chance.
A creature of the night, Lyle is never afraid of the dark. His night vision will help anyone fend off the can’t sleeps. When his friend Shelly, who’s no fan of the dark, gets a case of the “can’t sleeps” he flies over and assures her that her piano isn’t a giant tarantula.
If you listen closely, ear to the ground , you can hear the roar of the Loopty Burrow Coaster and the howl of one hyper active Lolo. It’s Iggy! He lives below in the Loopz, a community of rabbit holes, known as Zonk Holes. Zonk Holes, burrowed under ground, are the ultimate sleeping chamber. The ‘can’t sleeps” surely can’t penetrate it.
Iggy fuels up at the Carrot Soup Stream. So when Iggy explodes into his day, he has no shortage of energy. Whether it’s chewing grass flavored licorice 220 times a minute or playing percussion with his feet in the thunderous musical “Thump”, Iggy is in overdrive. Even the floor of his apartment is a tread mill. He’s the most gregarious of the Loloz and loves the spotlight. So of course Iggy’s dream is to be an actor, as he currently stars in “Hare Spray.”
Iggy, like most bunnies, has a great memory so has no trouble memorizing lines and facts. He loves camaraderie, so he’s the one that gets all the Loloz together for bowling night or to support Lyle in his hooting or helping Chloe train for the Lolympics.
But even Iggy winds down when the Lolo sun sets. He spends the day warding off the “can’t sleeps” by using every ounce of energy. The more active he is, the stronger his force field and his defense against the pesky “can’t sleeps.”
Out on the Schluffy Seas, past the Bonzo Beaches, lives a laid back Lolo who’s all about tasting the waves . Shorty the sea turtle. He’s fearless and moves at his own pace or no pace, unless he’s crushing the waves while shell surfing. Shorty is totally in touch with nature and can conjure the sounds of any natural environment from the under belly of his shell. Whether it’s the placid waters of Loloz Springs or the chirping of the Bonzo birds, he has the sounds to shut out the “can’t sleeps.” His shell acts as a pretty fab underwater studio apartment too. He’s not afraid of the dark by any means. But he still keeps his lava night- light on just in case.
Shorty is the mellowest of the bunch and perceived as a bit spacey in nature. But he’s just highly imaginative and retreats to his shell to gets lost in the verses of his Haiku writing. He’s inspired by his heroes the “Senior High Haiku Half Shellers,” who clobber their enemies with 17 syllable poems about nature and the seasons. Shorty was most likely born a Cancer. His favorite book is “To Whom the Shell Tolls” by Tortoise Shellingway.
Shorty is adventurous. With the help of Lyles, they’re currently designing his shell for space travel, so they can blast him via rocket-propelled sling shot to the Lolo moon. Shorty is convinced he can surf on the moon and when he has an idea, he sticks to it.
Shorty, in a …well, turtle shell , has a big heart and will do anything for his Lolo friends. If you’ve got the “can’t sleeps,” Shorty will help transport you to a tranquil place in your imagination. With a serenely aural experience, he’ll run the “can’t sleeps” out of your bedroom.