Once upon a time....
many years ago and in a land far-away, there were two little Beagles who were part of a traveling carnival.
the Beagle brother and sister, he Shiloh and she, Shasta, were the "stars" of a live puppet show - this is all they had ever known. You see, these two little Beagles had been born into this carnival life but they were left there when their mother ran off with the owner of another carnival. There was nothing else for them to do but work to earn their keep.
Then one day, after Shiloh and Shasta had just closed their show for the day, a local nobleman who
had been attending the carnival and watched their show, stopped by the Beagles tent to deliver a message-
we were old enough to know her very well.
The nobleman continued-