Midge came wandering up the sidewalk to the front porch at Jake’s house. Jake wasn’t outside like he usually is every morning.
“Jake! Jake!” called Midge. ‘Where are you Jake?”
She sat staring at the door and heard no one opening the door. She looked up and down the street but Jake wasn’t walking along the sidewalk either.
“Jake!” called Midge again. “Jake! I’m here! Where are you Jake?”
Midge ran to the back of the house to see if he was in the back yard. She looked around the yard and checked the dog house that stood beside the corner of the garage. No Jake back here either. She ran back to the front porch and climbed onto the porch swing so she could see in the window, but it was dark inside and she couldn’t see anything. She put her ear to the window and listened. No sound came from inside the house. She started to walk down the sidewalk when a little red sports car came racing around the corner and through the side gate to the back of the house. When the car came to a stop, Jake jumped out and ran to where Midge was standing beneath the oak tree.
“Hi Midge,” said Jake. “Have you been here very long?”
“Not too long,” said Midge. “Where have you been? I thought we were going to the park to play with Snappy this morning. I got here and you weren’t here.”
“Yes, we are going to the park,” said Jake.
“But you weren’t here when I got here,” said Midge.
“I know, but my Mistress lost her keys to the house and she locked herself outside. We had to drive to where her brother works so she could get his extra key to the house so we could get in,” said Jake. “Can you believe these humans? They sure can’t keep track of their things.”
“I know it,” said Midge. “My mistress keeps losing her glasses. You would think if she couldn’t see too good without them, that she would take better care of them.”
“I know what you mean Midge,” said Jake.
“Are you ready to go to the park now?” asked Midge.
“Yes,” answered Jake. “Lets go.”