Stellaluna  LbNA # 39107 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateApr 20 2008
LocationOsage Beach, MO
Found By espresso beans
Last Found Apr 2 2010
Hike Distance?


Once upon a time, there was a little mouse called Stellaluna, named for her large bat-like ears. Stella was a little mouse with a big appetite. The thing she craved most was a small slice of cheese, and you'd be surprised how hard it is for a little mouse like Stella to find a slice of cheese in the heart of Osage Beach. Stella was running West down Highway 54. She passed a Taco Bell, Wendy's, Chili's, and a Steak n Shake, but none of them would serve food to a little mouse like her. She continued running until she came to a Walgreens. Walgreens would be a good place to get some cheese, but when she ran up to the automatic door she realized her little mouse body would be too light to open it. Defeated, Stella left Walgreens on Highway 42. She passed a Lowes and a Plant Nursery, but niether of those would have any cheese. Then, just as she was beginning to give up hope, her little mouse nose smelt something...cheesy. Following her nose, she turned into a small park where a t-ball game was going on. Little children were everywhere. At the Peanick field a few children were eating lunch, and much to her surprise, they were eating cheese sandwiches. She ran over to the wooden bleacher seats where children were sitting. She realized then that if she smiled sweetly and twitched her nose just right, the little children were more than happy to share their sandwiches. Full now, Stella felt thirsty. She looked around and could see that beside the field there was a water spicket. She ran to the water spicket and was able to get a small taste of water that dripped out. Full and satisfied, Stella was suddenly tired. She started to wander back to the children, but poor Stella tripped and fell down the giant hill beside her. At the bottom of the hill she was unharmed but too tired to climb back up. She looked around and saw off in the distance in the shade of a dogwood tree and pile of logs that looked as though they were made just for her. Relieved, she ran over to the logs and crawled underneath to finally rest. And she still rests there now.