Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 3
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 – Caught in the Act!
Commander Rocky nearly fell off his chair in surprise; the human had somehow intercepted his email!
“How quickly these humans seem to be on to us,” he mused to himself. The rest of the dogs in the Control Centre looked up from their computers and nodded in agreement.
“They are quite clever and no one can doubt their usefulness to canine-kind but we must always be one step ahead of them.”
Rocky acted straight away to fix this interference from the human and began to type a coded email to Astro.
From: The Organization
To: Prisoner Astro
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 9:45 PM
Subject: Top Secret
It has come to our attention that these emails are being intercepted by your human. We will send further messages through the secret method.
Go to your place of sleeping, turn clockwise three times; turn anti clockwise 2 and a half times and then collapse. Your weight will trigger the sensor and turn the device on. Remember to sigh loudly to hide the sound of the beep as you fall. – Rocky
Astro charged into his owner’s bedroom and jumped on her bed. He followed the directions and a hologram computer screen appeared in front of him. On it he read the following:
We are planning your release now. One option is to tunnel you out. However, our intelligence has revealed that your human’s house is built on a concrete slab – confound these modern buildings. They make our job so much harder.
To help us help you, please begin to scratch up the carpet in various spots. When we know the exact location of the tunnel’s exit you will be required to do your bit and dig furiously through the carpet and then the concrete. In the meantime, your insistent digging may also result in an early release based on insanity.
Revenge on Humans!
We are also trying to exact our revenge on those humans who do not exercise their dogs sufficiently. Operative Alfie has devised an ingenious plot to gas them by emitting a terrible smelling wind from his tail area. Experiments to date show while this leaves them choking and gagging and has resulted in the complete exodus of cats from the household; it has not, as yet, led to their demise.
However, we can take some solace from the fact that many of these cruel humans have developed asthma from emptying several cans of air freshener on their dogs.
I feel that a face to face meeting is crucial in the next few days. Moan and whine at your human and make her bring you to the meeting place where the humans consume their caffeine-based refreshment: that terrible brown liquid. I will give you further instructions.
As always, rage against the machine or at least an empty food bowl…
Yours in Paws, Commander Rocky.
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