Nixi jumped from one chair to the next, trying to get a better sniff of what was on the table. It was already there when she’d awoken, so there was no telling what it really was. All she had was the smell to define what it was. But that wasn’t telling her much more than it was delicious.
Whatever it was remained a mystery to the pups, and the watchful eyes in the room kept them from going any further than the table’s edge. Brandon and Jewel’s pal were busy making some foodstuffs on the counter, traveling between the table and the hot box where these things were coming from.
Nixi was the only one who had made it to the safety of the chairs at the table though. Both Jewel and Shuffles were stuck behind the gate at the entrance to the kitchen. The gate wasn’t very high, but getting caught beyond it got you thrown out double quick. This had been tried several times without positive results.
The only reason Nixi was able to get past was because she’d fallen asleep on one of the chairs before this whole thing started. But now the whispers of her friends were beginning to give her position away.
“What is it?” Jewel whined.
“Yeah, get some of it for us,” Shuffles added in, ruffing a little louder.
Nixi ducked and shushed her friends.
After the coast was clear, Nixi popped back up and eyed the warm towels that rested over the secret food stuffs. She checked to see where the others were looking, and when they seemed engulfed in whatever they were doing, she inched closer and nipped the towel. After a few tugs, things were close enough to taste.
But what was it? The edge of the towel was lifted up and the snout entered in to get a better sniff.
“What is it? Tell us already!”
“Yeah, get on with it!” Jewel barked.
Brandon caught Nixi by the collar, and that was the end of the plan. It was over just as soon as it started. Nixi was plucked off the table, her nose just catching a whiff of the apple pie that was so warm and yummy, and placed back beyond the gate.
The trio of pups were together again, and the mystery remained a secret. They would never know what that wonderful smell was. Never know.
But there was something better in store. Perhaps it wasn’t what was stashed under the towel, but it definitely took the mystery out of the picture.
Brandon placed a pan filled with deliciousness, still warm with the scent that would make any mouth water. And all the pups rushed in, taking no time to sniff, and they gobbled up every crumb they could find.
Then Nixi barked, “There’s still room for one more!”
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.