Chapter 2: A New Home

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Comments: 2

If I thought that the drive here was horrible, I can't even begin to explain how I spent the night.

I guess the humans were trying to make me comfortable: they spread out my brand new yellow blanket in the inside of a crate, leaving a small cottony pad right next to the door in case I needed to go bathroom. I suppose it was a lot more spacious than my old home but... It lacked warmth. I couldn't cuddle up against Dad at night or fall asleep on top of Jun. I tried whimpering a little to get some attention. Maybe one of the humans would come sleep with me on the ground? No luck. I huffed and clawed at the bottom of their bed. Some stirring up there. I lay down on my new blankets and started to cry, soft whimpers breaking the silence of the night. When that failed to stir up major commotion, I started to bark, howl and whimper at the same time. I heard lights clicking on as the humans jumped out of bed to check on me. The woman tried to pet me, but I nosed her hand away. The man attempted to feed me a treat, but I refused. Finally, the man scooped me up, and I thought for a moment that I was going to be allowed to sleep on their bed!

Instead, he locked me inside a small room downstairs. It was dark, and I could barely make out that huge white water bowl that the humans liked to sit on. I hated this horrible place, and I missed my parents. I howled and howled for three hours straight. The door finally opened, revealing the man dressed in a dark green robe, his fur disheveled, his eye twitching violently. Strangely, none of my commotion seemed to have disturbed the younger human, for as I was carried past her room, I saw her sleeping soundly. Exhausted, I finally fell asleep. 

I woke two hours later to bother them again. I clawed the bottom of the bed and tore up that cottony pad in front of my crate. The woman relented first. She dragged herself out of bed and took me outside to go bathroom. I continued to pester them in two hour intervals until dawn broke. 

I spent most of my time that day with the girl. She was nice but very, very stern. She trained me to answer by my name and offered me tasty meaty treats every time I did something correct. The man left early with a black bag, driving his car away. I started to work out the dynamics of these humans. They seemed to a family, the man being like the dad, the woman being the mom, and the girl being the puppy. At noon, the girl gently scooped me up in her arms and opened the door, the mom behind her. It was very warm outside. The sunshine was comforting and reassuring. They carried me out to a big green field, dotted with small patches of yellow and white flowers. A flock of odd, long-necked creatures watched from the shade underneath a tree. A wooden sign read: ARDERVILLE PARK in bright yellow letters. 

The girl gently set me down on the grass. I broke out into a run, trotting as fast as I could with my stubby puppy legs. A pretty orange thing with black patterned wings fluttered onto my nose. I sneezed violently, startling it and chasing after it. I ended up straight in front of the long-necked creatures. It's neck was long, black, and glossy. A small patch of white decorated it's tiny head, and a flat, hard object protruded where it's mouth should have been. Instead of four legs, this thing had two glossy and short legs ending in flat paws, supporting an impossibly large and round body. I barked at it and started after it and it flapped its wings and soared over my head. Puzzled, I barked even more furiously, but it didn't respond. 

Tired, I stumbled back to the girl. I guess these humans were okay... 

In the afternoon, the house began to burst with activity. The man came back home, settling down onto a big chair and taking a small rectangle box, pressing buttons occasionally while staring at a big glowing screen. The woman pulled out wonderful foods from the big shiny box in the kitchen, tossing them into smaller shiny containers heating them. Soon, wonderful scents escaped from the tables, and I found myself drooling excitedly. The girl sat down in front of a big black monster, opening its giant mouth and pressing its white and black teeth to make thundering noises of different pitch. In the monster's reflective tummy, I saw another dog peering at me. When I barked, he barked. When I growled, he growled. Then, the woman brought plates of steaming food to the table. My mouth watered, drool dripping on the floor. The girl laughed and ruffled my fur. I followed the family to the table, and they fed me table scraps! Ahh... I cannot begin to describe how delicious their food was... So much more tasty than my doggy kibble. 

After dinner, the family sat down with me on the carpet. My stomach was full and content. I was warm and for the first time in my new home, happy. I decided that these humans... They were good, and they would be a wonderful family. I leaned my head into the girl's lap and flipped my tummy up, showing that I trusted and respected them. It felt good to have my tummy rubbed again.

 


Submitted: July 31, 2015

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Evelyn Mason

Nicely done. Your writing is very descriptive so it is easy to read and imagine. I like it, its sweet :)

Sat, August 1st, 2015 9:22pm

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Aww... Thank you ;)

Sat, August 1st, 2015 3:05pm

H. Adams

The ending was adorable ._. I loved it. You might actually convert me to a dog lover with this story... actually, let's play a little game. If you convert me, you win. If not, I win. Honestly, at this point, if your writing stays as good as it is, you'll win. Wonderful second chapter!

Sat, August 1st, 2015 10:00pm

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Okay!! Sounds fun! Thanks for the comment!

Sat, August 1st, 2015 3:06pm

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