Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 20
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 – Astro Goes into the Checkout
By the time Commander Rocky and Astro had reached several mountains of dirt just outside the Check Out, the message had been transmitted.
“What are we doing here?” Astro whispered looking curiously at the front gates. He had heard of this place when he had tried to curl up in front of the fire on cold nights next to Nigel. The cat had told him about it when their owner wasn’t home. Nigel said that it was a dark, smelly place where humans sent their dogs to be tortured and that once inside no dog ever got out again! He said there were monsters inside that ripped dogs into pieces and ate them.
Astro Remembers the Story
Astro had been scared out of his wits by these stories. He knew it was Nigel’s wicked way of frightening him; and of course it worked so well. Astro kept away from the fire which meant the cat had it to himself for many evenings afterwards.
Astro turned quickly to Commander Rocky, “Why have you brought me here?”
Commander Rocky looked at the large steel front gates. He didn’t turn to Astro, but he did answer him. “I want to show you something.”
Although he was the most experienced of all the operatives and was the Commander, this terrible place sent shudders down his spine. It was the one place that all dogs feared regardless of how important they were.
“Look for a hole,” he commanded Astro.
They sniffed at the ground.
What’s That Smell?
“What’s this?” exclaimed Astro, “It stinks!” Astro stumbled back covering his nose with his paw.
Commander Rocky came over to investigate. “It’s Alfie,” he answered, “He always smells like that. Don’t worry about it. At least you’ve found the entrance to the tunnel.”
“A tunnel? Oh, how exciting,” Astro jumped up and down, “Where does it go?”
Commander Rocky turned and looked at him. “In there,” he pointed to the Check Out.
Astro gulped and stopped jumping up and down.
“We’re actually going to break in? Are you mad? We’ll be caught and put in prison!” he backed away, his eyes wide and staring in disbelief, his paws held out in front of him.
“You’ve been given an order,” Commander Rocky growled, “And I’m going to make sure that you obey it!”
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