For those of you who weren’t here yesterday, I’m stuck in the dog hotel again. Since it’s kind of hard to have adventures in here I’m making up a story about an imaginary dog with imaginary adventures. If you want to start from the beginning go back and read yesterday’s post first.
Eric looked at his watch. “My mom’s going to kill me. I was supposed to be home early tonight.” He stood up to leave. “See you dude,” he said to his friend Brian.
Eric collected his winter gear tightly around him and stepped off Brian’s front porch into a deep drift. He pulled himself out of it and headed toward the woods. In spite of the fact that it was nearly dark, he could get home much faster this way. He was glad he’d remembered to carry a small flashlight with him.
Eric thought about what his mom would say to him when he arrived. He did not like it when she was angry and she was sure to be angry with him now. She had asked him to help her with a special dinner for his father’s birthday.
Focusing on the snowy trail, Eric decided not to think about what he might hear. Lights shown in the distance so Eric knew he was getting close. The trail didn’t look the same in snow. It seemed full of lumpy white shapes and he pulled his flashlight out to see more clearly. As he took a step his foot brushed against something slightly buried in snow and he thought he heard a whimper.
Quickly pulling his foot back, Eric aimed his light at the object, which wasn’t an object at all.
Bending on one knee, Eric brushed the snow off the puppy. “Hey little guy, what are you doing here?”
The puppy lifted his head and kissed Eric on the nose.
Eric placed the puppy in his lap and then used the strength of his legs to lift himself up with the puppy in his arms. “I can’t leave you here little guy. Who knows what would have happened to you if I hadn’t found you.”
The puppy’s tail gave a slight wag as Eric held him close to his chest.
Arriving home, Eric clumped up his back porch steps in order to knock the snow off his boots. His mother was cutting vegetables as he walked in.
“Where have you been?” his mother said without turning around.
The puppy whimpered.
After slowly turning to look at Eric and the puppy, his mom spoke. “Take that dog right back where you got him.”
To be continued tomorrow.
March 12, 2013 at 11:24 am
Aww. I guess one puppy has found a new family! 🙂 Lucky family!
Bongo, you really are a clever dog, being able to make up stories like this. I hope you write lots more!
March 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Thanks Delft. That family really is lucky to find such a cool puppy.
March 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm
A. I hope you leave the dog hotel soon, sweet Bongo and
B. I’m listening!!!! [lending a popular phrase of yours!]
March 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm
Marina, I think you listen way better than I do – but I sure hope I can leave the dog hotel soon too.
March 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm
Yay, Eric! You saved the day! Don’t worry, little puppy. You will NOT go back where he found you! No way
Love and licks,
March 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm
Cupcake, I agree. There’s no way that puppy can go back there.
March 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Oh, I hope Eric can keep the puppy!! He definitely better not put him back out in the snow!
March 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Remy, that would be disaster to put that puppy back in the snow. I don’t think his mom will be that mean. I have to write more of the story to find out.
March 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Look cute puppy! Look cute!
March 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Karen, I guess Eric’s mom couldn’t possibly resist a cute little puppy.
March 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm
I’m sorry you’re stuck in the hotel, but very happy that you’re letting your imagination have an adventure. Can’t wait for more!
March 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm
Thanks Shary. I’m having fun with the story, but I can’t wait until my person comes home again.
March 13, 2013 at 3:40 am
Lovely story with a real cliffhanger at the end! I hope Eric’s mom changes her mind 🙂
March 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm
Thanks Bassa. I’m working on Eric’s mom.
March 13, 2013 at 7:37 am
On no! Eric’s mom…she shouldn’t say that!!!! Poor puppy…..I hope that Eric insists not to take him back in snow! Go go Eric! Please have the puppy as your family! 🙂
March 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm
Kevin, I guess I’ll have to give Eric some really convincing words to say.
March 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm
Ginger says bite the mom!!!! heheheh Love the story..
March 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm
Thanks Collies. Maybe if I bit the mom. I don’t think it would work if the puppy bit the mom.
March 14, 2013 at 1:27 am
Bongo, how can mothers’ be so cruel… I have to know the next episode… hop right over now…
March 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm
Angel’s Whisper and Little Binky, I guess sometimes mothers can be not so nice. Sometimes my person isn’t nice to me – like when she takes me to the dog hotel.