by Roland 'Jim' Lowery
"Oh, you are the cutest of the cutest!" Quinn squealed happily as she hugged the puppy and ruffled its fur. "I can't believe how unbelievably cute you are! Yes you is, yes you i-"
Suddenly, Quinn found herself in quite the conundrum. Just a few feet away was another puppy, just as cute if not cuter than the one she already held in her arms. She wanted very much to pick that puppy up and give him huggings and squeezings, too, but she had already reached her limit on how many puppies should could hug at one time!
What was she going to do?
An answer quickly formed in her mind. She scooted over to the second puppy and set the first down beside it. "Now, puppies," she said, "I can only hug one of you at a time, because you are both so big and fuzzy, so you are just going to have to be patient and share my hugs with each other. Can you do that?"
The puppies barked happily, then twirled around in little doggy circles to show that they understood. Quinn clapped excitedly and picked up the second puppy for the first round of extra special super hugs!
And thus I became the first of the Cheer Lords.