No Place Like Home

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My first short story I wrote for my English 101 class.

Submitted: June 30, 2015

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No place like home There were three things I told myself I wanted if I ever got out of here. One was a big steak dinner. Two, a warm sweater to wear, and three a warm bed. I was itching to crawl under the sheets and finally get a good night sleep. “Um, he’s over here,” said the kennel worker. As I sniffed the air, she leaned down to my cage and said to the striking red head, “He’s a cute little Chihuahua named Rocky. He’d make a perfect companion.” Janis glanced down. Here was my meal ticket out of here. I started barking. My tiny legs shook when she picked me up. Just relax, I told myself, but I couldn’t. And then it happened! Janis shrieked, “Oh my gosh!” Rocky just peed on me! Take it easy little fella, you’re coming home with me.” Rroof rroof, was all I could say. Our eyes locked and I wagged my tail. As we passed by Pet Smart, I let out a howl. My tiny feet scratched at the window. Geez, pull over Janis! The Lady at the counter said, “ This teal blue sweater just fits him perfect.” Janis rubbed my stomach and I knew that I was one lucky dog, no matter what the Golden Retriever told me, that I’d never have a fighting chance. It was two p.m. and I was panting and drooling. I saw a treat hanging out of Jan’s purse. My black sharp toe nails tried to grab it, no luck. A few minutes later we walked into Andy’s pizzaria and the waitress said, “You can’t bring dogs in here.” “But he’s my emotional support,” mumbled Janis. I saw a kindness in my new owner. I was still scratching at her purse. Then suddenly the treat tumbeled to the floor. I felt anxious as she tugged on my new leash. But I knew I had a best friend. Some humans could be trained I heard. As we walked into the living room, I jumped on the couch and happily sniffed my new surroundings. “Do you want to see what’s in the doggie bag,” she said. Yo Andriene, I mean Janis, you brought me steak! My big brown eyes starting drooping and my new mom put me to bed. I crawled under the covers and started dreaming about chasing cats. Janis was alright, my three wishes came true. I dozed off as I heard her say, “Oh no, he peed on the floor again!”


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