Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 8
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 – Inside Astro’s Home
Meanwhile… at the residence of 114 Ronald Way, the crack team of Operatives arrived. Sumo took up his post as lookout at the letter box and promptly fell asleep. Digger slipped around the side of the house to find a way inside.
Indy jimmied the garage door. Then she and Dingo slipped under it. Alfie tried to follow them, but his head got jammed. He tried to pull it back but he was stuck and the roller door began to rattle noisily. Indy leapt six feet into the air, twisted herself into position and hit the electronic controls and the door began to lift slowly.
Alfie got his head free, but then jumped up and ran right into the door. He left a large indentation the same shape as his head. He did this three times before the door was high enough for him to get under. When he finally got into the garage Dingo growled at him to be quiet and Indy glared at him and stroked her hunting bone.
Operative Digger stuck his head around the back door. “The coast is clear,” he announced. “Follow me.”
A Home of Torture?
They walked into the home of Astro. They were expecting to see shackles, electronic shock collars, chains, irons, manacles and other devices of torture. All the dogs were a little scared too because it was well known that the cat, Nigel, lived here, and he was vicious and cruel to both humans and dogs.
“It’s clean as a whistle,” Digger noticed.
They stood together in a very neat and tidy house. Nice curtains hung at the windows and there was a rug at the door with “wipe your paws” stamped on it.
“They have hidden the torture chamber well,” Dingo said, “I’m going to search the other rooms.”
“I’m going to find the cat,” chuckled Indy.
Alfie Finds Something Interesting!
Alfie had his head in the pantry cupboard. He suddenly leapt back with excitement. “I’ve found it!” he screamed.
Digger rushed over, “What? What have you found?”
Alfie stepped back with his eyes wide open, his bottom jaw hanging down near his knees. “The… the… there,” he stuttered, “Look, Diggs.”
Digger put his paw on the door and gingerly pulled it open.
He held his breath and quivered in fear. Slowly, he peered around the corner. He looked at the well-stocked shelves, quickly glancing from box to jar from jar to box. It all appeared to be harmless. He was expecting to see terrible devices used for hurting dogs.
“What do you see, Alfie? What is it?”
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