My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Omar Blue and Puppy Toby's Adventure


I met Omar Blue as he was coming in from K9 Town. He asked excitedly, "Is he here yet, Ma."
 "Yes Omar, we're just getting home. Haven't even been inside yet."
 
 
He looked over and saw the cutest little 8 month old puppy. His name is Toby Williams.
 
When his people parent Janet needed a sitter for the weekend I said, "Sure," before I saw the light go off in Omar's head. Too late! His plans were set in stone. Toby was going to meet the K9 Town puppies.
 
I didn't really mind because K9 Town is such a wonderful place and I knew Toby would have a fantastic time. Another good thing, I knew I'd get to see schoolmarm Poodle Sophie Jean. Any time there is a puppy involved, she's there.
 
Omar was about to mention her when I saw her coming, looking like she'd just left Afghan Bee Bee's beauty space. She was just beautiful.
 
 
We all went inside. Toby wanted me to tell him a story about his new friends, the K9 Town puppies. I saw Omar and Sophie look at each other, knowing there was nothing I liked better. I started after pulling out some snacks for us. I remembered one Omar had told me a while back.
 
Readers may remember potbelly pigs Sookie and Mookie from an earlier true tale. They've had a piglet whose name is Dukie and just like the puppies, he has a mind of his own. 
 
Toby was already mesmerized..... 

                             

They were resting under the Big Oak Tree
After running wild most of the day

Trying to understand what “rescue” meant

Before going back to play.


They knew their new friends had been “rescued”
From a place that treated them mean

When the Elders came back they were saying

“We put on one heck of a scene!"


As they sat they started to wonder

Why didn’t they teach us this too

They couldn’t think of a reason

So decided they’d rescue something too.

 
Almost like magic, what would appear

Baby Dukie the potbelly pig

Mad at his parents Sookie and Mookie
 
For not letting him eat that fig.


Don’t worry said puppy leaders Le, Li and Lu
We know what we have to do
Sookie and Mookie shouldn’t be mean
We’re gonna rescue you.

You can live with us
We never fuss
We eat and play all day
If Sookie and Mookie come for you
We’ll just chase them away.

Dukie thought for a moment
All this sounded good
Cause Mookie and Sookie
Didn’t treat him like they should.

He’d stay with the puppies
At least for a while
Until they missed him
That would change their style.
 
But at the end of the day tired and beat
Reality finally struck
They had to hide their new family member
But knew they would have no such luck.

Then little black Speedy
The first to speak up said
"Dukie can sleep with us
Ma and pa will be out late
There will be no one there to fuss."

Meanwhile as the Elders looked on
At the puppies big rescue
Sookie and Mookie the potbelly pigs
Were there watching the little ones too.


It was getting late
Time for Dukie to leave
Though they were so cute while asleep.
They picked Dukie up
Ever so gently
He cuddled not making a peep.

Goodbye Omar Blue and our K-9 Town friends
Thanks for keeping our Dukie with you
It’s all been so funny
To bad they must learn
There’s a lot more to a rescue.
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That was the end of the story. The three barely let me finish before they were at the door leaving. They did say good bye, then were off with Toby as happy as could be. Omar later told me how much Toby loved K9 Town and how much fun he had with the puppies. Toby is now considered a member of the K9 Town family and I'm sure will be going back as soon as Omar Blue finds a way to make it happen.
 

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