Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 10
Sharing books and stories with your grandchildren is an excellent way to create memories which will last a lifetime.
Susan Day, children’s author and blogger, is going to share the first book in the Astro’s Adventures series, The Great Escape with us.
Susan began the Astro’s Adventures series of books out of a love dogs and reading. The books were created to inspire children to not only become better readers, but also to become responsible pet owners.
Each week the next instalment will be published here so you can share it with your grandchildren.
All you have to do is find a nice comfy spot, and share this post on your phone or tablet.
Astro’s Adventures: The Great Escape – Nigel Gets Away
Again Nigel laughed, “You are fools, stupid, stupid fools!” He pushed Dingo away with one hand, flicked up the blinds and was gone through the window in a spilt second.
The three dogs ran to the window. No one thought to help Dingo who was rolling around on the floor gasping for air.
Nigel stopped on the front lawn; he looked back over his shoulder and sneered at them all.
“No doubt, we will meet again, my canine enemies, until then I bid you adieu!”
He made an exaggerated salute and bowed to them all. He turned sharply and ran straight into the back of Sumo, stumbled backwards, shook himself and galloped across the road and was gone. Sumo stood up, looked around for what had hit him, but fell asleep as he was sitting back down again.
Meanwhile outside the café
Commander Rocky leaned towards Astro, “I must go soon do you have anything else to report?”
Astro was so excited, “Yes! Yes! Later on today I am to be taken by my captor to her head office for a party.”
“Head office? A party?” Commander Rocky queried.
“Yes, I assume it is her head office because she continually receives orders from the older humans there. She just repeats, ‘yes mum, no dad, yes mum, no dad’. It just goes on and on like that for hours.”
“I see,” Commander Rocky responded.
“Oh, I can’t wait,” whined Astro. “When will you free me?”
“Soon,” Commander Rocky already had a clever plan forming in his head. “We will meet here again tomorrow and I will free you myself, Astro.”
Astro’s owner stood up. Astro was summoned to her side. When he turned there was no sign of Commander Rocky. It was as if he had vanished into thin air.
Astro limped towards the car.
“Oh, you poor thing,” his owner cooed. “Do you want me to lift you up and carry you?”
Astro coughed and limped more.
As his owner struggled to carry a 30 kilo dog to her car, find her keys and not tip the contents of her handbag all over the car park, Astro was sure he could hear the sound of Commander Rocky barking on the back of a ute some way off in the distance.
Find out what happens next…Astro’s Adventures Stories to Share