This is just a short photo story (probably 2 parts or 3 parts) and it is kind of similar to Because of Winn Dixie (the book/movie) at the beginning.
Anyway, I have my Costume Idea #3 almost ready, and it will be up tonight. Thank you for the positive responses to the other 2 costume ideas! I am so glad that you like them! I am having lots of fun creating them!
One Thursday afternoon, Payton & Grace were walking to the library after ballet. The ballet center was connected by a long haul to the library, and the girls were walking down it.
"I really hope that I get a good part in the Nutcracker this year - last year I was just a party guest and then I got sick before the performance!" Payton shook her head and sighed.
"I would be grateful to just get a part!" Grace shrugged. "I've never had a part in the Nutcracker before - my ballet group was so intense that I never passed the auditions."
"But you're the best in the class!" Payton gasped. "You mean you weren't the best in the class back in Paris?"
Grace shook her head just as they entered the library and were told by a stern librarian to "please quiet down".
The girls took a desk in the corner and sat down. "I have a LOT of science homework - it's really hard. Will you help me?" Payton begged. Both girls had their backpacks with them.
"I don't know," Grace shrugged. Payton hadn't been very nice to her on her first day of school and Grace really wasn't ready to do her such a big favor as to help with her homework.
"Oh," Payton studied her phone for a minute. "My mom just texted me - she can't pick us up. She wants us to walk home by ourselves."
"Okay," Grace slowly rose from the table.
As the girls left their seat in the corner, Payton nearly tripped over a strange creature tearing through the library."Oh my goodness!" Grace gasped and then put her hand over her mouth - she wasn't allowed to be so loud in the library!
"What is that? A book on legs? Maybe things really can get up and walk away by themselves!"
The dog tore through the library; not knowing where to go - the books were covering his vision!
The dog spun around, his tail flapping so much that he was like a tornado!
"Is that a dog?" Payton asked just as two librarians came running up. The whole library was looking over at them; the girls and the dog had clearly caused an unwanted distraction.
Payton tried to grab the book off of the wiggling dog.
"Get that creature out of here!" The woman librarian squealed; making even more of a distraction and making a spectacle of herself.
"I'm going to try!" The man librarian stepped in front of Payton and tried to grab the dog, but it was no use. Grace stood off to the side, trying to take everything in.
Then, suddenly, the science book flew off of the dog and just as the librarian tried to make a grab for him, the dog leapt out of reach.
The golden blur leapt onto the beautiful table.
He nearly missed the tabletop, but he did make it. It all happened so fast that all everyone could do was stand and watch.
Then the dog proceeded to dive into the dance bag on the tabletop and then he began to devour an almonds and honey granola bar.Thank goodness I didn't buy the chocolate granola bars! Grace thought to herself. That would have been a bad scene. Chocolate was one of the main foods that was terrible for dogs.
"Let's get that dog to the pound - quick!" The librarian said. "It's a good thing you had a snack in your bag - I don't know how we would've capture him otherwise!"
"I'll call up the local shelter," the second librarian said. "Do you two have anything to do with this?" She looked at Grace and Payton sternly.
Neither girl had a chance to respond, because the librarian was already scurrying off to call the shelter.
"I'll keep the dog in the back books room until someone can get here to pick the thing up," the librarian did not sound very happy at all.
Grace didn't like how he had called the dog "the thing" - he clearly didn't care what happened to the dog.
"Ummm, he actually looks like my friend's dog - she was missing him earlier today, she was just in dance class." Payton reached over and winked at Grace. Grace understood and played along.
"Oh yes, I do think he is Amy's dog. Let's call her and tell her we've found him. Better yet - let's take him to her house."
Payton glanced at the tags that the dog wore. A single word was on it - Honey.
"His name's Honey," Payton told the librarian. Honey wagged his tail harder when Payton said his name.
"Leave the library now," the librarian told them sternly, he was going to let them take the dog!
Both girls hurried out of the library, trying to carry the dog together. It was going to be a long walk home.
At home, they snuck the dog into the girls room and put him on the bottom bunk. He sat there, just looking around. He seemed content and happy enough. "I wonder who he belongs to?" Jasmine asked, coming in the room - excited for a new adventure to start.
"Whoever it is - must've been missing him for a while, because there aren't really any homes near the library - that's in the heart of the city!" Payton shook her head, puzzled.
"If whoever it is is missing him at all..." Jasmine sighed, referring to the possibility that he was just dumped on the street.
"Nah - they miss him," Payton told her certainly. "They wouldn't bother with such nice tags if they didn't care."
Kirsten quickly began to type up "Found" posters."It could take forever for the owner to see the poster," Payton sighed. "I wish we could just find them right away - before I get attached to him!"
"Suppose they have moved before they see the poster?" Grace worried, as she sat on the top bunk of the bed. Honey was now up there resting with her.
"I don't think they would move so quickly if they truly missed him."
"Maybe we can go to Dr. Paisley and see if Honey is microchipped!" Jasmine suggested."Finally!" Payton cried out excitedly. "Someone has a good, reasonable idea."
"I don't want the parents to know about this - they wouldn't like it," Payton shook her head, leaning into the room more, and nearing the girls as if she was telling a secret."I'll skip school tomorrow and take him to the vet. I elect Jasmine to come with me," Payton told the group of girls.
"That's ridiculous!" Jasmine exclaimed.
"Then Grace can come with me then," Payton gave her the evil eye. "I want to be at the vet's office and I have ballet after school tomorrow - I can't miss it and we need to get Honey into the vet right away. I'll just have to do it - we'll figure it out later tonight."
"We'll have to figure something out. I just don't know what," Jasmine sighed.
Honey didn't care what happened next - he was just enjoying the comfortable blankets!!!
Part #2 coming up (in a day or week or so?)...