I’m stuck at the dog hotel so I’m making up a story about an imaginary dog with imaginary adventures since I can’t have my own adventures this week. If you want to start the story at the beginning go back to the post on Monday, March 11th and follow the story from there.
“But mom, I can’t take the puppy back. I found him in the snow. He’ll freeze out there.”
Eric thought he saw a tear glisten in his mom’s eye, but she turned back to her work.
“I guess you’re right,” Eric’s mom said as she chopped a little too hard on a carrot. “We can’t leave him out in the cold. There’s some of Benny’s leftover food in the pantry. Get that puppy something to eat and then find a warm place for him to sleep. And then wash up and come help me. I’ve got to get your dad’s cake in the oven. He’ll be home soon.”
When Eric heard his dad’s truck pull up he prayed that the puppy would continue sleeping until after they’d eaten. He figured the conversation would go better on a full stomach.
Eric greeted his dad as he walked in the door “Hi Dad. Did you have a good day?”
“Yes, I did Eric. Thanks. But it looks like not as interesting as your day. What’s that behind you?”
Eric turned just as the puppy reached him and rubbed on his leg.
“Um, you’re not going to believe this dad but I found this puppy sleeping in the snow. I couldn’t leave him out there. I was kind of hoping you wouldn’t see him until after dinner. By the way Dad, happy birthday.”
“Dinner’s on the table,” called Mom from the dining room.
“It smells wonderful,” said Dad. “Let me wash up and I’ll be right there.”
They finished dinner in silence. The puppy’s gentle breathing seemed to be the loudest sound in the room.
“We can’t ignore the subject any longer,” said Dad. “Tomorrow’s Saturday. We’ll take the puppy to the shelter. Maybe they can track down where he belongs.”
To be continued tomorrow.
March 13, 2013 at 10:36 am
Oh, I hope they keep the puppy and not take it to the shelter!!!! Maybe we should give Eric’s dad some fish!!!
March 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm
Marina, what a good idea. Fish for Eric’s dad. That would convince anybody.
March 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Aargh! Not the shelter! I used to live there. It’s NOT fun!
Love and worried licks,
March 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm
Cupcake, I used to live in a shelter too and I was so happy to get out of there. It’s even worse than the dog hotel.
March 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm
March 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm
Bertie, I agree. Eric found that puppy. He should get to keep him.
March 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Looking forward to finding out how it all ends!
March 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm
Thanks Misaki. I’m glad I’m keeping you on your
March 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm
Oh no! Not puppy jail!!!!
March 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Remy, I know. Puppy jail is horrible. And that poor puppy didn’t even do anything to deserve it.
March 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm
The collies are hoping the puppy doesnt go to the pound…..
March 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm
Collies, one thing about writing a story is I get to make anything I want happen. Well, I thought I could. My person keeps changing the story.
March 14, 2013 at 1:32 am
Bongo, maybe they can bring the puppy to the Hotel to keep you company…
March 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Angels Whisper and Little Binky, I would love having that puppy to play with here. That’s a great idea.
March 14, 2013 at 4:53 am
Poor Bongo. Happy dreams and fairytales though 🙂
March 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm
Thanks Vanessa. I can’t wait to get out of this dog hotel.
March 14, 2013 at 5:50 am
Bongo, is your story about an imaginary puppy? I’m curious to know whether it is based on real life events.
March 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm
Kolytyi, this is an imaginary puppy. He came straight out of
mymy person’s, imagination.
March 14, 2013 at 7:23 am
Nooooo!!!! Do not take the pup to the shelter please…..*sniff*
Hmm….I wonder why a tear glisten in Eric’ mom’s eye…..what it means…I can’t wait for reading more story, Bongo!!! 🙂
March 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Kevin, I think it’s really horrible too – sending that puppy to dog jail. And that puppy didn’t even do anything.
March 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm
I’m really glad that the puppy got to eat and will get a warm place to sleep for the night. Now we have to hope Dad doesn’t take him to the shelter 😦
March 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm
Lexie and Mica, that puppy sure does deserve a good home.