Nixi Adventure – Helping Paw

dog-2383071_640The tree was so cool, all the sparkly and shiny glow that filled the sofa room. It wasn’t easy putting it there, but Brandon had managed after a lot of scooting and wrestling with furniture. Not to mention the paws of the pups as they constantly made it their duty to get right in the way at the perfect moment, simply to ask him, “Watcha doin?”

But it was all done now, and Brandon sat on the sofa relaxing and enjoying the handy work and the awesome glow that filled the room. The pups had also settled down and were presently taking advantage of the relaxed state of things, both demanding snuggles.

The relaxing went on for a while, with tidbits of competing for the most snuggles only briefly interrupting things, but for the most part, things were nice and cozy amongst the friends. That is until there was a tap tapping on the front door.

“Who could it be, so late, let’s see…” Brandon said his pups.

The three walked to the door, wondering who could be up for a visit this late at night. It couldn’t be friends over for a playdate, but Nixi and Shuffles were optimistic.

After Brandon had peeked through the door, it swung open, revealing the neighbor. The little old lady needed help, and the pups were up for the job. They right on the spot with their licks and wiggles, keeping her entertained and bringing a smile to her face.

While the pups kept the old lady happy and cheerful, Brandon wrestled the oversized tree down the hallway. It was a fight to get it to move, every branch clinging to the walls and grabbing hold of anything it could.

After a battle down the hall and through the door, at last the tree was in the apartment, taking up way too much space. Once again, Brandon was scooting the sofa and the table, tugging the tree along with him. After a few things were knocked over and inspected by the pups, the tree was finally put in it’s place.

But that wasn’t the end of things. No, the old lady couldn’t even come close to reaching the top of the tree, and she wanted the lights up on the tree… Oh, and the ornaments too. And then some other decorations.

So Brandon started decorating the tree, and of course, the pups had to help, so they made sure to be wherever he was about to step, making him do a funny dance as he placed the shiny balls on the branches.

Eventually, the tree was up and alight, shining bright in the old lady’s apartment. The pups stood near, admiring the work they’d helped with. Oh yes, they’d had a paw in the ordeal, a very important place in the team. Had it not been for them, who knows if things would have turned out as awesome.

Now, it was time for a treat. And the old lady had the most awesome treats ever… enough for the pups and Brandon too… even though he was only in charge of the easy part!


Jason Duron is a short story writer and author of several fiction stories. Curious and lovable as dogs can be, the Adventures of Rocky, Nixi and Dante give you a chance to see daily life from a “dog’s eye view” and share in their thoughts.  Please enjoy, and we hope that you’ll feel free to comment and give us insight into your dog’s very own adventures.