Friday, December 2, 2016

What is an Amusement Park

“Hey Midge!” called Booker-T as he hurried through the gate and ran onto the front porch.
“Hi Booker-T,” said Midge as she came around to the front of the house.
“What are you doing?”asked Booker-T.
“Nothing,” smiled Midge. “I just ate breakfast. What are you doing?”
“Nothing,” replied Booker-T.
“What are we this morning?” asked Midge.
“What?” asked Booker-T.
“We are a couple of do nothing animals,” said Midge.
“What do you want to do?” asked Booker-T.
“Lets get Jake and go see what they are doing at the new park,” suggested Midge.
“Do you want to ask Melody to come along?” asked Booker-T.

“Okay, lets go” said Midge as she started walking toward the gate.
Booker-T hurried behind her. As they turned onto the sidewalk, they saw Melody coming toward them.
“Hi Melody,” smiled Booker-T.
“Hi Booker-T,” said Melody, “Hi Midge.”
“Hi Melody,” greeted Midge.
“We are going to Jake's house and then to the new park they are building,” said Booker-T.
“Do you want to come along?” asked Midge.
“I'd like that,” said Melody. “what park are they building?”
“It has a lot of rides in it,” said Booker-T. “Some of them don't look like they go anywhere.”
“I think the humans call it an amusement park,” said Midge.
“What is an amusement park?” asked Melody.
“I think they go there to have fun of some kind,” said Midge.
“Why do they want to ride something that goes nowhere?” asked Melody.
“I don't know,” said Midge.
“It is supposed to be fun,” laughed Booker-T.
“What are we going to do there?” asked Melody.
“Midge wants to see what the construction people are doing,” said Booker-T.
“Okay, said Melody.
The tree walked along the sidewalk to Jake's house. As they turned the corner, they saw two big trucks with the name, 'Jackson Carnivals' on the side with pictures of what they had seen at the park.
“I think the trucks are going to the new park,” said Midge.
“How do you know?” asked Melody.
“They had pictures on the trucks like what we saw at the park,” said Booker-T.
“What did it say on the trucks?” asked Melody.
“It said Jackson Carnival,” said Midge.
“What is Jackson Carnival?” asked Melody.
“We don't know,” said Booker-T. “Lets go see what they do.”
They walked along the sidewalk and they saw the truck getting further away from them. Soon it turned the corner and was out of sight. They went through the gate at Jake's house.
“Jake!” called Midge. “Where are you?”
“Lets go to the back of the house and see if he is back there,” suggested Booker-T.
They walked to the back yard, but didn't see Jake anywhere around. Midge poked her head in through the doggie door into the kitchen and called to Jake. “Jake!”
“Hi Midge,” greeted Jake as he entered the kitchen. “What are you doing?”
“We want to go to the park, so we came to get you to go with us,” said Midge.
“I think it is too cold to swim in the pond today,” said Jake.
“We want to go to the new park,” said Midge. “Melody came along with us today.”
“Okay, good,” smiled Jake. “Now we are two dogs and two cats.”
“And the two cats look like they could be twins,” laughed Midge. “Come on Jake, lets go. Booker-T and Melody are outside waiting for us.”
Jake crawled through the door behind Midge.
“Hi Melody,” greeted Jake. “we are happy that you are coming with us today. I hope you will join us more often.”
“Thank you,” smiled Melody.
The four friends scampered along the sidewalk to the new park. When they were close, they could see the big trucks parked near the fence and men were carrying little buildings into the park.
“What are those for?” asked Melody.
“The sign on the top of them says Tickets,” said Midge.
“Tickets?” asked Melody. “What are tickets?”
“I think people buy tickets at them,” suggested Jake.
“But what are tickets?” asked Melody.
“Maybe it is like when people buy train tickets,” said Midge.
“Maybe they are buying tickets to ride the rides in the park,” said Jake.
They ran around to the opening in the fence and crawled into the park.
“What are those things over there?” asked Melody
“I think they are rides,” said Jake. “See the seats on them.”
“Oh,” smiled Melody. “Look! Over there! Horses!”
“They are not real,” said Midge.
“They are pretty colors,” said Melody.
“I want to rid the horses,” said Midge. “Or maybe go way up in the air on that big wheel.”
“I would be scared,” said Melody. “Will they let you ride it?”
“I don't think so,” sighed Jake.
“We will have to sneak a ride,” said Booker-T as he watched the man pushing buttons and suddenly the big wheel started going around.
Suddenly someone came running and shouting, “Get out! Get out!”
The four hurried out the hole in the fence and started back to the house.
“We will come when they all leave,” smiled Midge.
“When will that be” asked Booker-T.
“This is long way to come at night when they go home,” said Booker-T.
“Maybe we can come in the early morning before they come to work,” suggested Midge.
“Why do you want to come when no one is here?” asked Melody. “Will they let you come into the park when no one is here?”
“No,” said Midge. “That is why we have to come very early.”
“Do you want to come with us in the morning?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Melody. “Come get me in the morning and I will tell you.”

“Okay,” agreed Booker-T. “I will come get you in the morning.”  

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Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T