Howdy! My name is Hoody Hooten. I’ve been sitting here on this tree thinking about entering the Olympics in about 3 weeks. Can you imagine an owl competing with all those guys? I’m thinking of entering a swimming race. Oh, you didn’t think I was going to swim? I’m an old Dipper from way back. How do you think my feathers stay so clean all the time? Water isn’t just for drinking you know? For the longest time I’ve been content just to stay on this tree. It’s not that I don’t give a hoot but all that guy stuff gets one sweaty and it looks so undignified. but here I am taking the plunge, so to speak, for the good of Big Bass Lake. I guess Hootie Hooten does give a hoot.