30 March 2011

Chapter 6. Be a good dog

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The first day in the tall creatures' home was full of rustle and new events. I sniffed around and eventually found a nice spot to sleep, where the floor was a little softer. The Woman gave me some food. It smelled very good and I ate it quickly. I had never eaten anything so delicious and I kept following her for a while, hoping she would give me more.


I talked to the Cat again, who knew everything about the place I was in. He told me I was in a house, that the creatures were humans, or people, and that the one who had brought me there was the Man and the other one the Woman. They also had a Boy, who was always away and only came home at night.

The Cat's name was Ferdinand and he wasn't very friendly. He did talk to me though, because he said I needed to learn how to behave. "I will take you under my wing, if you will." He made a strange rolling noise in the back of his throat. "Remember not to get in trouble, you will make me look bad too." So I did my best to behave.
 
He also told me I might stay there for a long time and that I might not be able to see Mother any time soon. The thought made me incredibly sad, but I willed myself not to whimper and stay strong.

6 comments:

  1. I had to back and read from Chapter 1 of course! I love your little tale. You have a nice way of looking at humans and things from a doggie's perspective. My heart just went boohoo when Asch was taken away from mother. Thank goodness it was just you sour humans haha! :)

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  2. Like Georgia, I went back to Chapter 1 and read forward. Nice work, Lavi. It's very readable and well done. I was able to travel along with this little puppy and feel her confusion and wonder about being taken from her Mother and going to live in a house with a C-A-T.

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  3. Thank you for reading all of it and for the nice comments! I haven't written a chapter in a very long time, I was hoping it would still be interesting.

    Although the story is about a female dog, it's completely fictional and has nothing to do with Aschiuta. Except for maybe that she is my inspiration.

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  4. Your book is wonderful and we are enjoying it very much!

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  5. It's a lovely, lively story! I'm really enjoying it.. :) :) Looking forward to more.. :D

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  6. I like the way you've captured the cat's personality too - slightly aloof!

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