Chapter 14.5—The Other 강아지 and Their Owners
“No fair!” cried the three puppies.
Annette, Danielle, and Collette were looking into their large 음식 bowl, and were sobbing in them. Tears were flooding in the crevice where the 음식 was gone.
“We did really badly, didn’t we,” Annette cried.
“Oh, it’s all the fault of that stupid Georgette,” Collette cried. “How come she had to come in and win the show?”
Jock and Trusty stood 의해 them, and tried to console them. “Ay, lassie, these shows are difficult. I only earned my ribbons after a lot of losses.”
“That’s right,” Trusty added. “And you’ll still be loved at your house… your mother hasn’t earned any ribbons herself.”
“But still,” Collette explained. “All that work… we’ve gone through.”
“Lassie,” Jock told them. “These things are always difficult.”
“And not everyone enters shows,” Trusty added. “Your mother hasn’t entered a show in her whole life.”
“Yeah, well, she doesn’t want to,” Annette asked. Clearing her throat, she stated, “I don’t understand why she and Dad are still gone.”
“This is serious business, lassie,” Jock told them.
“Scamp and 앤젤 are probably just pulling a prank on them,” Collette yawned. “They’ve probably just gone into a neighbor’s house and hid.”
“I hope they don’t come back,” Danielle stated. “Well, Mom and Dad are fine. But not those two.”
“You are joking, aren’t 당신 Danielle?” Collette asked.
“Well, yeah, I guess,” Danielle answered simply.
“Well…” Annette whispered. “You don’t think… they could be in serious trouble, do you?”
“No, why would they be?” Collette asked.
“Who knows,” Annette answered. “Should we go… look for them?” Annette asked. “Just to make sure?”
But before Collette 또는 Danielle could answer the question, they were abruptly halted 의해 a small, blonde dog, who walked up to them. Out of breath, she stated, “Hiya girls…”
“Woah!” Danielle gasped. The girls thought she was very pretty, as she had long, blonde hair that was wavy at the front.
“Why, I bet 당신 could’ve won the dog show!” Annette cooed.
“Well thank 당신 dearie,” the blonde stated, flattered, batting her hair. “Maybe I should’ve entered myself…I was a showgirl once… 의해 the way, do 당신 know where the Tramp is?”
“Nope,” Danielle stated simply.
“He ran off with Mom,” Collette explained. “To find Scamp and Angel… they ran away due to some personal problems.”
“Personal problems?” the blonde asked.
“Yeah,” Collette explained. “Don’t ask though… they’re just making up excuses to run away. Those two are just troublemaking rebels who don’t care about anything but their own desires.”
“Maybe they went off and got into a whole lot of trouble!” Danielle declared.
The blonde however, glowered at them. “Don’t 당신 talk about my 앤젤 like that,” she fumed, and then she stalked off.
“What was that about?” Collette gasped.
“Girls,” Trusty explained. “That must have been Angel’s mother. Be careful on what 당신 say to strangers in the future.”
“Oh,” the girl 강아지 sighed as they watched the blonde trotting away, thoroughly embarrassed. “Well, she’s not that pretty,” Annette finished and the other two nodded. “She and 앤젤 are less pretty than us, anyway.”
The two of them, however, noticed that their 음식 dish was being shared. Looking down at it, the sisters gasped as two spotted 강아지 went over to it. One of them was very fat, the other was 더 많이 spotted than what you’d expect, even for a Dalmatian.
The fat 강아지 went up to their bowl, and stated, “May I eat?”
“Uh…” Collette began, but he began to eat anyway. The 강아지 ate through the entire bowl quickly.
With a smile, he stated, “Aw… thanks for the appetizer. My name’s Rolly. And that’s Freckles.”
“Hi,” Freckles stated, yawning.
“Is there anything else to eat?” Rolly asked.
“Uh,” Annette, Danielle, and Collette sighed, looking at each other. However, they couldn’t remove Rolly from their scene, as their pets began to talk.
“This is our puppies’ first show,” Darling told the dalmatians’ owners, Roger and Anita.
“Same with ours,” Roger explained. “We normally don’t come here, but we’ve seen the sights and sounds now here.”
“Unfortunately,” Jim Dear added sadly. “We’ve 로스트 the parents… they’ve run away, as did two rebellious puppies.”
“Funny how things work,” Roger muttered.
“What do 당신 mean?” Darling asked.
“Well, the parents have run away too, after three puppies,” Roger explained.
Annette, Danielle, and Collette looked stunned at Rolly and Freckles, who looked just as stunned at them. There was silence for a bit, before Danielle stated, “It seems as though 당신 live in the same family as we do.”
“They’ll come back though,” Anita stated. “Pongo and Perdita will always come… they probably went to look for the three puppies. They’ll come back with them.”
“Do 당신 think… we should look together?” Roger asked.
“Well… I suppose,” Jim Dear answered, yawning. “Still, I wish they’d just return home… and maybe they might.”
“I know Lady wouldn’t run away on purpose,” Darling stated. “She’s a good girl, and…” she began to cry. “I miss her so much.”
“There, there,” Anita consoled her. “We all know what it’s like, don’t we?”
“Maybe we should all look together,” Roger suggested.
“That might be a good idea,” Jim Dear answered. “We could call the police officers and maybe they’ll be able to have better luck than us.”
“Well, we should try something,” Anita suggested, and the other three nodded.