Buddy (The Puppy Place, Book 5)
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Welcome to the Puppy Place! This Little Apple series features a lovable new puppy in every book. And it's Charles and Lizzie Peterson's job to find every puppy the perfect home.
Charles and Lizzie Peterson are very good with puppies. They want one of their own, but their mom has never been ready for them to have one full time. For now, they help take care of puppies that need to find a new home.
Lizzie helps out at the local dog shelter and the shelter's newest arrival, Skipper, has a surprise: three newborn puppies! The Petersons decide to foster all four dogs. Will they be able to find just the right home for all of them and can Mrs. Peterson resist even these adorable pups?
peeked in. She could see all kinds of cats and kittens. They were napping and climbing and cleaning themselves. As they approached the dog room, Lizzie could hear dogs barking. It was funny. Sometimes only one dog was barking in the dog room. But other times, all the dogs started barking at once, as if they were kids in a classroom yelling, “Call on me! Call on me!” Ms. Dobbins pushed open the door to the dog room. Inside, there were ten kennels made of metal fencing that stretched from the
just became allergic to dogs.” But Lizzie and Charles knew the truth. Mom had fallen in love with all the puppies, just like they had. And of all the puppies, everyone in the Peterson family loved Buddy best. Maybe it was because he’d needed their help most of all. Maybe it was because he was so small and cute. Whatever it was, the Petersons were going to have a very, very hard time saying good-bye to Buddy. Over the next few days, the Petersons spent as much time as they could with the puppies.
bad news.” “Well, tell us the good news first,” said Dad. “Business is booming,” reported Jerry, with a big smile. “Lucky Dog Books has been incredibly busy all week. Our grand-opening party really did the trick. Now everyone knows I’m there.” “So what’s the bad news?” asked Charles. He held his breath. Could it really be what he hoped it would be? “Well,” said Jerry, “I guess the bad news is that I think the store is too busy for such a young puppy. I’m afraid that Buddy wouldn’t get the
Oops. That was true. Maybe he hadn’t really thought those names through. But Charles didn’t want to give up. “Right,” he said. “Who would name a puppy Meany?” Lizzie was just shaking her head. “How about Larry, Moe, and Curly?” asked Dad. “Those were the names of the Three Stooges, on TV. I used to love those guys.” He gave Charles a noogie on the head. “Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk,” he said in a funny voice. Now Mom was shaking her head. “The Three Stooges were all boys,” she reminded Dad. “I think we
puppy food off the front of the Bean’s sweater. Maria pushed the playback button on her camera and showed everybody the pictures she’d taken. The puppies looked adorable — but messy! The one of Cinnamon licking food off Cocoa’s ear was everybody’s favorite. It was hilarious. “Maybe those aren’t the best pictures for our sign,” Lizzie said. “Let’s finish cleaning up the pups and try again.” By the time the puppies were dry and clean, they were also very, very sleepy. That made it easy to pose