He hasn't been completely idle, however. He's been playing Frontierville, answering his e-mail, and chatting with his friends on Facebook.
He also has two new -- ahem -- friends.
|Meet Chateau Rouge, a French hat who has charmed Cosmo right off his, er, feet.|
Yes, our Hatt is learning French! Somewhat slowly -- hats are not terribly good with foreign languages -- but he's getting there.
|And then there is Verde Chapeau, a not-exactly-kissing cousin of Rouge.|
Verde is French also, but is very much Americanized, and considers herself a cowhat. Not surprisingly, she and Rouge do not always get along. Cosmo rather enjoys keeping them in a mood to quarrel over him. There is nothing he enjoys more than a good hatfight.
And what of the future? Cosmo keeps hinting about a trip to California, where, not so oddly enough, Chapeau Rouge and Verde Chapeau live. Then, Michigan, and finally, he hopes, back to Florida again. So it is a good thing for him to get all the rest he can. He may need it!