Nixi Adventure – To Grandma’s House

dog-bones-350092_640Nixi stared out the window, trying to figure out where they were. All the trees looked super strange, and that big water they’d passed by was really neat. Other things had whizzed by far too quickly to recognize.

Brandon was enveloped in his driving and was far too focused on the road to help Nixi find a comfy spot to lay down. Shuffles wasn’t doing much more than sleeping in the back seat. This he did with such vigor by spreading himself all over as much seat as puppy possible. Despite Nixi’s demands to scoot over, Shuffles was busy ignoring everything while rolling over occasionally when Nixi tried to reclaim some room.

So the drive wasn’t exactly comfy for everyone, but it wasn’t a long one. Just outside the city to a place where things were a little quieter. When they’d finally arrived, the pups were both up at red alert, bouncing off the windows and begging to be let out.

Nixi raced up to the door, sniffing at the edge and trying to figure out why all this was so familiar. The place though, all the things, they felt like they were some sort of dream, not recognizable but still familiar to a distant part of her mind.

The door creaked open to reveal a nice old lady who was just as excited to see them as they were to see her. A very respectable greeting, one which everyone received a big smile and an invitation to get inside.

The insides were so awesome. So different from the city surroundings. There were so many rooms to explore and things to sniff, of which the pups were prepared to inspect. But they didn’t get far inside before they were stopped. Yes, the old lady was faster than both pups put together. They were cut off at the end of the hallway, a pair of tennis shoes stood firmly at the end, and a voice demanded that everyone follow her.

Inside the kitchen, there was more than enough to keep the pups entranced. A cat clock meowed from high up on the wall, swinging it’s tail back and forth as it ticked the time. A huge table rested against the wall, and the warmth flowed out of the oven, spilling out the scent of greatness. There were plenty of strange decorations, but it was the smell that tickled the pup’s fur. There were treats hanging around here somewhere.

Then there was the scene with Brandon’s mama who was already telling him a few things. None of the lecture made sense to Nixi, but it was apparent that Brandon was not doing something he should have been doing and that his hair was all a mess (perhaps it was he that needed the brushing.) Despite not having subtitles or any way of actually comprehending what was discussed, the pups found this to be super interesting. And who knows, what if Brandon was getting the knowledge to make these awesome treats they’d been given.

And as for these sweet puppy treats, the pups were spoiled with the most peculiar biscuits. These were an odd treat, but super tasty, fluffy with just a slight bit of crunch. Just enough to make you chew without totally tiring a pup out. When those treats were done, another set was placed before them, even better than the first. Ah, it is a fine thing to visit grandma’s house.


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.