Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 17

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 – The Checkout

The Operatives had become restless waiting. Dingo had buried himself under a nest of leaves, Indy was busy carving her name into a tree and Alfie had fallen asleep on top of Sumo who was also asleep.

Digger was filing his nails when he received a message from head office through his microchip. He stood up casually and coughed. The others all turned and looked at him.

“Prepare yourselves,” he commanded. And as he said that, their microchips all buzzed simultaneously; each one receiving a different message. Immediately the crack team leapt into action.

The Break-in Starts

Digger sniffed the ground. “Here,” he pointed to a soft spot. Alfie stood beside him waiting for his next instructions. Digger continued, “I’ll start digging, you have to remove the dirt from the tunnel.”

“Where to?” queried Alfie.

“Behind some bushes; we don’t want to alert the humans. Find somewhere and be quick!”

Digger spun around and began to dig furiously through the ground at an alarming rate. Alfie couldn’t keep up. He picked up a large amount of soil in his paws and tried to carry it away but he dropped most of it on the ground. By the time he had reached the bushes, there was only a pawful left.

He dropped it and shrugged. He looked back and already Digger had excavated a mound of dirt bigger than he was.

“Oh boy!” he exclaimed and galloped back, grabbed another armful, but the same thing happened. He stood up and scratched his head. Then he peered into the hole and watched how Digger moved the dirt. He was scooping the dirt with his front paws back through his rear legs.

Alfie looked at the mound of dirt and then over at the bushes. He lined himself up and began copying what Digger was doing. Within a couple of minutes, the mound of dirt had been moved from the side of the road out of sight behind the bushes. Once that mound had got too high, Alfie just moved and mound after mound was shifted out of sight.

Indy Flies Over the Electric Fence

Meanwhile, Indy had crept around the perimeter to the rear of the complex. She sniffed the ground and looked up at the high fence. It was made of crossed wire and had barbed wire rolled in wide circles above it. There was also a single orange wire running several feet from the ground along the length of the fence.

“Electric,” she mused and smiled to herself. “Too easy.” And with that she quickly scaled the fence and hung with one paw 12 inches from the top. She swung herself backwards and forwards repeatedly until she had enough momentum to throw herself over the fence, clearing the wire. She landed in a commando pose on the other side and chuckled to herself.

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Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 17
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