Friday, January 29, 2016

The Spinning Ride

Midge and Booker-T walked along the sidewalk to Jake's house. Midge dragged the little sled behind her. Jake met them as they came through the gate at his house.
“Why are you pulling the sled?” asked Jake. “You aren't going downhill again I hope.”
“She wants to pick up some rocks from the pond for Snappy,” said Booker-T.
“The sled was easier to pull in the snow than the little wagon,” said Midge. “I tried to pull the wagon and I kept getting stuck.”
“It will be hard to find rocks in the snow Midge,” laughed Jake. “Why don't you wait til Spring comes or at least all the snow melts.”
“I didn't think of that,” sighed Midge. “I told Snappy I would get him some new rocks. I guess he will understand if I can't find any in the snow.”

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Story Teller

Midge sat on the front porch staring at the sky. “Once upon a time in a far far away land,” she whispered. “There lived a beautiful princess with golden hair of curls.
“Midge!” called Jake three times. “Earth to Midge! What are you doing? Didn't you hear me calling you?”
“Oh, hi Jake,” said Midge. “I was making up a story and I was thinking and talking at the same time.”
“A story about what?” asked Jake.
“A story about a princess dog who as looking for her prince of a dog,” said Midge.
“Who is looking for a prince of a dog” asked Booker-T as he joined Midge and Jake on the front porch.
“Midge is making up a story in her head,” said Jake. “Maybe she is looking for that prince of a dog.”
“Will you settle for a prince of a cat?” laughed Booker-T. “I would make a wonderful prince don't you think?”

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Opening Day

 “Hi Booker-T,” greeted Jake as he was on his way to Midge's house.
“Hi Jake,” said Booker-T as he came through the gate and joined Jake on his walk to Midge's.
“Does Midge still want to sneak on the train today?” asked Jake.l
“It is all that she has been talking about,” laughed Booker-T. “All the way home from your house yesterday. She really wants to ride that train.”
“I guess we can't talk her out of it either,” said Jake. “You do know that this train ride could be the train to nowhere for us if they see us on the train.”
“Oh no Jake,” said Booker-T. “It's the train to the zoo and the shopping centers and I think it even goes to the airport.”

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The New Zoo Train

 “Hey Jake!” called Midge as she and Booker-T walked up the sidewalk to the front porch where they found Jake sleeping on the swing.
“Hey to you too Midge,” smiled Jake as he sat up.
“Here we are Jake,” said Booker-T. “Ready for another year of fun.”
“New and exciting things to come,” agreed Jake. “It is never a dull moment with Midge around.”
“Snappy is all ready for the brand new year too,” said Midge. “My owner got him a nice new tank and put him in it this morning.”
“That is wonderful, said Jake. “I know he is happy in his new home and not having to be in the cold pond in the winter time.”
“I saw on the news last night that the train station near the little zoo holding place, will open in a week,” smiled Midge. “Are we ready for that train ride to the big zoo?”

Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T