Flash (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (The Puppy Place)
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Charles and Lizzie find an abandoned Border collie puppy that loves to run, they try to find a permanent home for him.
straight up out of the ground. While he watched, a small, sleek border collie and his owner approached the poles. When the owner pointed at the poles, the dog ran in and out between them, weaving his way from one end of the row to the other. “Did you see that?” Charles asked, turning to Becky. She was nodding. Her eyes were wide. Kathy walked over, with Rascal at her heels. The little dog’s eyes were bright, and his tail was waving. “Welcome!” she said. “I’m so glad you came back. What do you
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Charles looked from Becky to the puppy. “Hey, you’re right!” The puppy had calmed down a little. Now he was sitting alertly in a corner of the stall, watching Charles and Becky with intelligent eyes. One ear stood up, and the other fell halfway over. He was a real cutie. “Well, we know your name is Flash,” Becky said. “And you’re a boy. Hello, Flash,” Charles said softly. Flash held up a paw. It was good to hear his name. Maybe these children weren’t exactly strangers, after all! Maybe he
settled. Not only did Flash and Buddy get along but Flash loved the Bean, too. The border collie would be riding back to Littleton in the van with the Petersons. Not only that, Stephanie and Becky were coming to visit the very next weekend! CHAPTER SEVEN Back at home, Charles and Lizzie helped Flash get used to things. Before long, he seemed to feel completely at home. He and Buddy played together for hours in the backyard, and Flash herded the Bean all over the house. The week went by almost
he gets the chance.” He started up the van and, after making sure everybody was settled in, turned toward home. “We’ll keep him from running off,” Charles promised his father. He turned to his cousins. “Flash is great at chasing balls, too. He could do it all day. As long as you keep throwing something, he’ll keep running after it. I just wish we had a bigger yard for him to run in.” “That’s why I want to take him with us to the stable today,” Lizzie said. “What?” Stephanie looked surprised.