Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 16
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 – A Lesson at the Checkout
The Operatives assembled in the shrubs across the road from The Checkout. Alfie looked around and read a large sign, “Municipal Dog Pound: All Enquiries Welcome!”
They all stood in silence.
“Yes,” sighed Digger, “The place where humans bring their so called best friends and …” he stopped and gulped. “Well, let’s say it is the place where many good dogs, no, great dogs, have been brought and have Checked Out.”
A bird called in the distance and they all stood in trepidation not knowing what was about to unfold in this haunting place.
Astro Waits to be Released
Astro’s owner had tied him up outside the café. It was a wet miserable day and she was meeting with her friends inside. Astro wasn’t happy at all. He had been informed that today was going to be the day of his release, but his owner had tied his leash in a tight double knot around a tree.
“How am I ever going to get out of this?” he muttered to himself. “And I’m getting wet! Hello! Is there anyone here who cares?” He began to whine and stamp his feet up and down.
From out of nowhere a dark figure appeared next to Astro and he yelped in fright.
“Quiet!” hissed Commander Rocky. “Do you want to get out of here or not?”
“Oh, yes please, yes please!!” Astro hopped from paw to paw in excitement. “It is going to be fantastic to be finely free!”
Just then Commander Rocky bared all his teeth and lunged at Astro’s throat. Astro squealed and fell backwards in fright. He fell over into the small river of rain water running down the curb. He was about to protest then he realized that he was no longer tied up. Commander Rocky had bitten straight through his leash.
“Phew!” Astro sighed, “I wasn’t sure what you were going to do then.”
Commander Rocky grinned and stared at Astro, “Now you’re free, Astro, I have a mission for you.”
“Of course,” said Astro in excitement, “That would be fantastic! I can’t wait!”
“It’s dangerous and you will have to be brave. You will have to face many horrors and dangers. Do you think you can do it?” Commander Rocky continued.
“Oh, of course, of course!” beamed Astro. He was so excited he began to dance and yelp. “Will it take long? I’m due home for my dinner at 5 o’clock?”
Commander Rocky stood back and stared at him with disdain. ‘We will see,’ he thought to himself, ‘we will see.’
Commander Rocky signaled to Astro to follow him closely, and quietly they vanished through the car park and along the main road.
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