Midge came back to the living room after watching Jake and Booker-T walk across the back yard heading for their homes.
"Well, Jake and Booker-T have gone for the day," said Midge.
"I am glad that they came to see us and spend the day," said Gabby.
"Me too," agreed Snappy. "Do you think your owner will know they were here?"
"I don't think so," said Midge. "We didn't mess anything up I don't think."
"Maybe you better run check before she comes in the driveway," said Gabby.
"I think you are right," said Midge. "Will you help me Gabby?"
"Sure Midge," said Gabby as he took off flying toward the kitchen.
They carefully looked around the kitchen and didn't notice anything out of place. The pantry door stood open but nothing inside was touched. Everything appeared to be okay. Gabby heard the car pull into the driveway and hurried back to his little basket and settled in. Midge came running behind him and jumped into the chair beside the table and curled up. She heard the car door open and close and shortly she heard the key in the door as her owner came into the house. She sat up and wagged her tail as her owner reached over and patted Midge's head after coming inside.
"Well, girl," said her owner. "How are your two little friends this afternoon. They look like they are happy in their new little home. I think maybe come spring your little bird friend will be able to join the outside world again. His little wing I think is doing good."
Midge wagged her tail and peaked over the side of the tank at Snappy. "I think the little turtle is happy in his new home with the warm water and all. Do you think maybe he would like to stay in his new home all the time Midge?"
Midge wagged her tail and pushed her little nose against her owner's arm as if she approved of the idea.
"Come on girl and I'll get you something to eat and some fresh water," said her owner as she patted her on the head and started toward the kitchen. "Oh, I didn't realize that I left the pantry door open when I left."
Midge quickly turned and looked toward the pantry door as her owner walked over to get the bag of dog food. "Oh no, I think maybe it came open when Jake tried to turn the doorknob," she thought. "I sure am glad we saw the empty bag in the trash and didn't open a new one. She would have known for sure someone was in here and I would be in big trouble."
Midge's owner opened the new bag of food and scooped some into her bowl and added some water to make a little gravy with it. She placed it with a fresh bowl of water on her little mat near the pantry door. "There you are girl," she said as she patted her head. "I'm going to feed your little friends and than going up for bath and I'll light us a nice fire when I get back downstairs."
Midge watched as her owner went into the living room to feed Snappy and Gabby as she finished her food. She ran to the living room and jumped into the chair next to the table.
"Is everything good Midge?" asked Snappy.
"Jake opened the pantry door and I guess we didn't pay any attention to it when we looked around to see if all was okay," said Midge.
"Oh my," said Gabby. "Was she upset and think you opened it?"
"Oh no," said Midge. "She thought she forgot to shut it before she left. She never thought I did it."
"That's good," said Gabby. "She might be angry if she knew you and Jake did that."
"She might be," said Midge. "But all is okay. She thinks she did."
"Here she comes Midge," said Snappy.
Midge's owner lite the fire and Midge curled up on her little blanket in front of the fireplace. The warmth of the fire burning felt good. Her owner went to the kitchen and Midge could hear the popcorn popping in the microwave. The air smelled so good when she popped the popcorn. Soon she came back to the living room and placed a movie video into the CD-Player and curled up on the sofa with her bowl of popcorn and a large glass of soda. "Here you go Midge," she said as she placed a small bowl of popcorn down for Midge and then placed a few kernels of popcorn into the basket for Gabby and some in the tank for Snappy. They smiled at each other and enjoyed the nice treat. The music on the video was nice and Gabby loved the sound of it. Midge finished her popcorn and curled up back on her little blanket and closed her eyes. The music playing was nice and the fire was warm. Midge was happy she had a nice day with her friends and everything is good.
The movie ended in a couple hours and Midge looked up at her owner and she was asleep on the sofa. Midge walked over and nudged her with her nose. "Hi girl," she said as she opened her eyes and reached out to pat her on the head. "Oh, I think I fell asleep and didn't see the end of the movie. Shall we go up stairs for bed girl?"
Midge's owner got up from the sofa and carried the empty bowl and glass to the kitchen and quickly washed them up before turning out the kitchen light. Midge jumped into the chair while she waited for her owner to return and peaked her head over the side of the tank. "Good night Snappy," she said. "Good night Gabby."
"Good night Midge," said Snappy and Gabby. "We will see you in the morning."
"Okay guys," said Midge as she jumped down from the chair as her owner returned from the kitchen and flipped off the living room light leaving only the upstairs hall light glowing. "Come on girl," she called to Midge as she started up the steps. Midge quickly followed her up the stairs to the bedroom. Her owner had turned on the electric blanket and it was warm. Midge loved the warmth of the blanket on the cold nights. The house was warm but sometimes you just felt a chill knowing that it was so cold outside. She curled up at the foot of the bed as her owner turned off the lights and crawled into bed.
"Good night girl," said her owner. "I know you don't know what I am saying, but I have to get up early in the morning for a meeting at work."
Midge looked at her as if she understood everything she was being told. She laid her head down and closed her eyes and thought, "I hope Jake and Booker-T will come again for a visit. We had a nice day yesterday."