Willy listened to Otis, who was talking to his friend and walking past the barn. Willy loved following Otis around, because Otis was so much fun.
"What are you getting her for Mother's Day?" Otis asked his friend.
The other boy shrugged.
"But Mother's Day is Sunday, and you have to buy or make something for her, Jimmy, to show her how much you love her."
"I know, but I don't know what to make."
"Me, neither," Otis said, tripping on his shoestring, and leaving the string behind him on the ground.
Willy grabbed it and dragged it in the dirt. He went off in another direction, wondering what he was going to give everyone for Other's Day. Other's Day must be important if Otis was concerned about it. What could Willy get all his friends for Other's Day?
The shoestring caught on a rock, and Willy tugged it loose. Just then, an idea popped into his head. He could roll the string into a ball and give it to Socks. It would be a perfect gift. One down and several to go, thought Willy.