And there he was. The one sheep that you cannot count. The sheep that does not appear in your dreams. Because this sheep is a sleeper himself. McDreamy. Or McSleepy, if he is not dreaming.

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He was dreaming and sleeping. Whilst sitting up.

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“Peek-a-boo!”

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“I was not sleeping! I was not dreaming!”

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“But when I was sleeping and dreaming there was something there that I would like to try out.”

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“If you bare with me for a sec, to take this hat off.”

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“Yep, all done.”

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“Do you know what I discovered? They are lying around the house, multiplying every morning I wake up.”

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“Let me show you.”

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“It’s on the other side of the mähster bed.”

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‘Be back in a sec.”

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Okay. So we count the secs.

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One.

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“Back! Told you, be back in a sec!”

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“Notice something different about me?”

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“No? Take another look.”

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“And now? Yes! It’s the black elastic bands! I found them. They multiply. Every morning when I wake up there is one more. I don’t know what the purpose is of this multiplying. Nor do I understand what the bands are for.”

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“They do fit nice as some sort of bracelet.”

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“I wonder..”

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“If a bracelet must always be around your paw..”

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“Can’t you just also..”

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“Put it..”

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“Around an ear?”

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“And I have another one.”

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“Because I have two ears.”

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“Well, what do you think? From the side I look even better, right?”

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“And from the back?”

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“And do I look good too when I am getting sleepy?”

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Yes, sweetie, you look good, front and back, wearing bracelets or not, awake and dreaming. Now you can go to sleep. The whole flock is awake to count you. Off you go: one.

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