Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 23
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 – How Will they Save These Dogs?
Astro walked from cage to cage. He could see small dogs, white dogs, black dogs and a young puppy who was chasing his tail around and around and around, but he wasn’t doing it for fun, he just couldn’t stop himself.
All the dogs were different, but they all had one thing in common. Their eyes were hollow and sad. They didn’t understand why they were in this dreadful place and they knew that their lives were doomed forever.
Astro gulped and nodded. He leaned closer to Commander Rocky and whispered, “But I’ve chewed up the furniture and I was so lonely once I chewed through the plug on the washing machine. I even peed on the rug every night for a week. My owner got angry, but she wouldn’t send me here; she wouldn’t.”
Commander Rocky turned and looked at Astro. His eyes widened. He curled his lip.
You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, Astro!
“No, she wouldn’t Astro and that’s why I brought you here. You are a spoilt dog. Your owner gives you everything and looks after you better than most dogs. You whined and cried and The Organization thought you were in trouble. Your owner was just taking care of you. Look at these faces, Astro; do you think these dogs would complain if they had an owner like yours?”
Astro’s eyes began to well up with tears. He bit his lip.
Commander Rocky turned his head and wiped his eyes too. He cleared his throat. “Come on,” he ordered, “Let’s go.”
Astro stood still and turned and watched Commander Rocky walking away.
“Wait! We can’t leave them here. It’s not fair!” he cried.
“There’s nothing we can do for them,” Commander Rocky sighed. “The humans are too strong. They will catch us too, Astro, and then we won’t be able to help other dogs. The other Operatives are waiting for us.”
I Will Save Them!
“I’m not going!” yelled Astro, and he ran to each of the cages. “Don’t worry; I’ll get you out of here.”
He ran to the next cage, “Leave it to me.”
And the next cage, “I’ll help you.”
The dogs in the cages began to murmur and move forward. Commander Rocky shook his head and barked, “Come on, Astro, there’s nothing we can do!”
Then he heard a terrible bang. Commander Rocky leaned forward in the dim light to see what Astro was doing.
Astro was throwing himself at the cage doors and grabbing them in his paws and shaking them.
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