Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 27
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 – Stink Bombs and More
The attendant staggered to his feet and brushed himself off. “The blasted dogs are escaping!” he yelled.
He rushed forward into the cell block. In the darkness he didn’t see the brown dog lying across the doorway and he tripped and fell face first onto the floor.
Sumo chuckled to himself and shuffled back onto four paws. “Sixteen years of service and that’s still funny!”
Indy had received Dingo’s distress call and had made her way back into the compound. She lurked around the corner of the building watching the cats. They were herding the rats into a corner; rubbing their paws together and licking their lips.
Speed Bump Charlie was giving orders and the other cats were doing exactly as they were told: All but the large white one who was lagging behind and paying more attention to keeping his feet out of the mud than listening to his chief. Indy grinned and stroked her hunting bone.
“We meet again, Mister Fluffy Cat,” she mused to herself.
She snuck around the edge of the building commando style. Like a ninja, she slunk up behind Nigel and before he knew what was going on, she had him in a head lock with the sharp edge of her hunting bone wedged up into his soft, white throat.
He squealed, but couldn’t move. The other cats swung around and Speed Bump Charlie got such a surprise he dropped Dingo.
“Don’t move or Fluffy gets it!” threatened Indy.
The twins and Lily froze on the spot. Speed Bump Charlie stopped, but quickly regained his composure. He cleared his throat.
“Stop!” He commanded. “We cats have come to stop your plans, um, whatever they are!!” He demanded lamely.
Indy cocked her head and was a little puzzled by the cat’s words. Even Nigel stared at the old cat and shook his head in dismay. Things were not going well!
Dingo saw his chance. He signaled to the rats to escape and they rushed forward into the building. One thousand and twelve brown rats rushed through cracks in the windows, under the floor boards, through holes in the walls and all disappeared in seconds. Dingo turned around and bit Speed Bump Charlie hard on his good leg.
Speed Bump Charlie yelped and hopped around in pain.
Indy pushed Nigel hard into the others and they all landed in a thick muddy puddle. He cried in anguish and thumped his paws into the sticky dirt, splashing it around and making more mess.
“Look at me!” he moaned, “Look at my beautiful white coat!”
Operative Indy grabbed her stink grenade and unhooked the locking device. She threw it into the tangle of cats and she and Dingo ran for their lives. One second later, a smell so vile and so sickening filled the air. The cats choked and stumbled around trying to relieve themselves from the dizzying effects of the smell.
“What is in that thing?” panted Dingo as he ran beside Indy.
“Nothing really. I just rub it on Alfie’s armpits,” she puffed.
“Makes sense,” nodded Dingo thoughtfully, dashing away quickly.
Find out what happens next…Astro’s Adventures Stories to Share