“Jake! Jake!” called Midge as she hurried into his front yard. “Where are you? Come quick!”
Jake came around the house. “What is going on?” asked Jake. “Where is Booker-T? Is he okay? Is Snappy okay?”
“Oh Jake,” said Midge all excited and nearly out of breath. “You have to come quick. There are monsters here!”
“Monsters?” asked Jake. “Where are there monsters? I don't think we have monsters in our city.”
“Oh yes we do,” said Midge. “I saw them! I saw them Jake!”
“When did you see them?” asked Jake.
“Last night Jake,” said Midge. “Last night I saw them. I went for a ride with my owner to the store when she wanted to go get some milk. I saw them.”
“Did your owner see them too?” asked Jake.
“I don't know,” said Midge. “She was driving so I don't know if she saw them or not. What are we doing to do?”
“What are you going to do about what?” asked Gabby as he swooped down onto the porch railing.
“The monsters,” said Midge. “Did you know we have monsters in town?”
“I've been flying around with Polly and I didn't see any monsters,” said Gabby. “Where is Booker-T?”
“I don't know,” said Midge. “I ran over here and forgot to stop to see if he wanted to come.”
“Here he comes now,” said Jake looking up the sidewalk.
“You left me Midge,” said Booker-T. “What happened? Why did you come without me? Are you okay?”
“Oh Booker-T,” said Midge. “I'm sorry I forgot to get you. I was in a hurry and didn't even think about it.”
“Oh thank you,” said Booker-T. “I'm forgetable now.”
“No,” sighed Midge. “I didn't mean to forget you. Really I didn't.”
“What is going on?” asked Booker-T.
“I want to know the same thing,” said Jake.
“Me too,” said Gabby. “Start talking Midge. We want to hear all about your monsters. Have you been dreaming?”
“Oh no,” said Midge. “I saw them and I wasn't dreaming. They were big.”
“Where did you see these monsters?” asked Jake.
“Over where we went to see the circus,” said Midge. “They are near the circus tent.”
“What were they doing there?” asked Jake.
“Nothing,” said Midge. “They were just standing there. Maybe they are waiting to attack us.”
“Now why would they want to attack us?” asked Booker-T. “How many of them did you see?”
“Two of them,” said Midge.
“Only two of them?” asked Gabby. “How big are these monsters?”
“Oh Gabby,” said Midge. “They are really big. They are bigger than my house.”
“Oh wow!” said Jake. “That is really big. I don't think there are any monsters that big.”
“They are big Jake,” said Midge. “Come on lets go and I will show you them.”
“Do you think they are still there?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Midge. “Maybe they will be there. We can go see.”
“What if they are running around the city?” asked Booker-T. “If they are that big, they could hurt a lot of people.”
“Maybe someone saw them and captured them,” said Midge. “Maybe they will take the monsters to the zoo.”
“Lets go see your monsters,” said Jake. “I want to see these big things.”
“Me too,” said Booker-T. “Are you coming with us Gabby?”
“I wouldn't miss this,” said Gabby. “I want to see the monsters too.”
The three started walking along the sidewalk with Gabby following above. They turned the corner and hurried along the sidewalk and crossed through the school yard on their way to the area where the circus tent remained standing.
“Jake!” said Midge. “Look over there! See that tall monster?”
Jake looked to the area where Midge was pointing. “Oh my goodness!” exclaimed Jake. “Midge was right.”
“Wow!” said Booker-T stopping to stare at the tall monsters. “They are really big.”
“Where are you going Gabby?” asked Midge. “Are you going to be safe over there?”
“I can fly higher than them,” said Gabby. “I want to go see what they are.”
The three stood and watched as Gabby flew toward the two monsters who stood near the circus tent. They waited for his return. In a few minutes Gabby joined the three and stood on the ground near them and started laughing. He lay on his back with his little legs in the air and laughed and laughed and laughed.
“Okay Gabby,” said Jake. “What is so funny?”
“Those Midge's monsters are fake,” laughed Gabby as he got to his feet.
“Fake?” asked Jake. “What do you mean they are fake. I see them over there.”
“Do you see them moving?” asked Gabby.
The three stood there staring at the monsters. “They aren't moving at all,” said Jake. “Why aren't they moving?”
“Because they are fake,” laughed Gabby. “They are statues of monsters.”
“Statues?” asked Midge. “Is that why they are standing their so quiet?”
“That is why,” nodded Gabby. “They are on display and think they are going to bring in one or two more. There is a sign over near the tent about a traveling display of some kind.”
“What kind of monsters are they?” asked Booker-T.
“They are fake monsters,” said Jake.
“What kind of monsters are they supposed to be?” asked Midge.
“The sign said something about dinosaurs,” said Gabby.
“Oh wow!” said Jake. I saw them on TV once when my owner was watching some show, but they were real.”
“Real?” asked Midge. “What show was she watching?”
“Hmmmm,” said Jake. “I think the name of the show she was watching was Jurrasic Park.”
“That was just a movie I think,” said Midge. “My owner watched that one too.”
“Why are they at the circus grounds?” asked Jake.
“The sign says that the museum is putting them on display for people to see,” said Gabby. “Do you want to walk over there and check them out?”
“Yes,” said Midge as she started walking toward the circus tent.
They carefully walked up to one of the monsters and stood there staring at it. Suddenly it moved and the three took off running trying to get away from them. “I thought they were fake,” said Midge. “Why are they moving?”
“Come back here,” said Gabby. “They are fake but they are animated to move sometimes so they look real.”
“They sure scared me,” said Jake as he turned to look at them.
The three carefully walked up to the big one and looked up at his big head. They inched closer and reached out with a paw to touch the monster's foot. It didn't move so they agreed that it they were fake monsters. They walked around and checked them out and then headed back to the house.