Kermit was a flea that lived on a beautiful golden lab named Sandy.
Sandy's owner was Mr. Purdy. Mr. Purdy owned a traveling flea circus. Every
morning Kermit and his friends and relatives walked down Sandy's leg and on
to the traveling circus, which Mr. Purdy set on the kitchen floor so they
could all go to their own acts. Kermit did an acrobatic act with his cousin
Sadie. They were the top act in the circus. They would jump and twirl around
Mr. Purdy's flea circus would perform at birthday parties, store openings
and convention. They had great fans.
Then one day, a terrible thing happened. Sandy started scratching herself.
She began to get sores all over her body. The vet that Mr. Purdy took her to
said she would have to be treated for fleas.
Mr. Purdy was very upset. He told the vet that he would bring Sandy in the
following day. So that night Mr. Purdy put the flea circus on the floor and
all the fleas came down Sandy's leg just as they did every morning. When
they were all off Sandy and in the flea circus, Mr. Purdy decided that his
fleas would live in the flea circus until he could get Sandy or maybe a new
dog for them to live on. They were very happy living in the circus. They
continued to perform for a long time to come.
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