Hi all! This afternoon, I was really caught up in a great book...
...When something jumped on me! "What was that?" I said, standing up quickly.
"Oh, it was you, Chocolate Chip." I said. My dog whined at the door, and looked pleadingly into my eyes.
"I don't want to take you out right now, puppy." I told her. "I'm reading." Chocolate Chip barked and pawed at the door.
"Whatever." I said, getting up. "But this better be quick." Sighing, I followed my excited, running puppy downstairs, where I found Elizabeth cuddling with her dog, Sugar.
"Where are you going with that face?" my sister asked.
"To the park." I replied. "Chocolate Chip needs to do her...stuff."
"I see." Elizabeth said with a knowing smile. "Well, have a nice walk."
"Ug, I want to be reading, not doing this." I whined unhappily. "Chocolate Chip!"
"Chocolate Chip? Where are you?" I said, worried. Elizabeth says you don't know how good something is until you don't have it, which I found to be true. I searched all over the park, looking for her. Calling her name. I have never been more frightened in my life! I mean, Chocolate Chip had run off before, but she always came running back when I called.
Suddenly, behind a latter, I saw a familiar brown body. Chocolate Chip!
"Oh my sweet puppy, you can never gone running off like that." I said, half-scolding, half-hugging my squirming dog.
"Let's go home, Chocolate Chip." I said to my puppy. "That's enough excitement for one day."
Owning a dog is not always a walk in the park, in my opinion, it's always worth the trouble.