There was no way we were going to fit in the car. The old man had packed it up pretty well, lots of things and stuffs that I don’t even think we need. I had my bone and my pillow, so I was good to go, but the old man must have brought two of everything or something. I’m pretty sure he’d bring two of me if there were two of me.
We were taking a trip to somewhere else. I guess it’s cool to get away sometimes, but that also means my yard may get infiltrated by birds and squirrels and cat and all manner of critter that could happen upon any one of my treasure stashes. Luckily, Buck told me he’d keep an ear on things just in case. So I feel a little better about it.
After some scooting around, we managed to pack in and were rolling down the road with me in the navigator’s seat. This is where I sit. My spot. Just in case the old man get’s lost, I know exactly which trees will lead us back home.
But we didn’t go far before we stopped. And then it occurred to me… there was still room for more. Debbie and Izzy were waiting for us with some of their stuff too. At least Izzy remembered to bring the ball. I forgot mine at home.
Now both Izzy and I were in the back seat with the stuff and Debbie was navigating. I sure hope she studied her trees so we don’t get lost. I think we’ll be alright though, both Izzy and I are well versed in tracking and good dog skills.
The trip wasn’t too long, and there were exactly one bajillion trees between home and here (Izzy and I agreed on that calculation), but apparently we got lost anyway. We were in the place with all the trees and there was no kitchen at all out here. Just a bunch of the bushes and some rocks and tons of trees. Of course, Izzy was totally excited, but was probably going to wear himself out racing from tree to tree that fast.
It was a little cold out here for my flavor, but after unpacking the car and scooting into the cabin, we were all warmed up and ready to explore. At least I was. The old man and Debbie were busy organizing things inside, but Izzy and I were ready to check out all the rest of the things outside.
But nope, we were not going outside alone. We told them we’d stick together so no one would be alone, but they didn’t see it like we did. So we were stuck inside, and there really wasn’t much to explore. There was one room and we were in it.
The old man made a fire to warm things up while Izzy and I investigated the room. There was a sofa and some seats, a table, a place for making food stuffs perhaps, and then there was the door that blended right in with the wall…
“What do you think it leads to?” Izzy whispered to me as we sniffed around it.
It was definitely a door, you could smell tracks through it, but no one had opened it. Maybe the others didn’t even know it was there.
“I don’t know, it won’t budge,” I woofed, trying to wedge myself under the door.
“Probably lots of secret treasures,” Izzy barked, looking back at the others.
We finally managed to get the attention of our friends with their thumbs so they could help figure out how to open the door. We definitely needed to find out what was in there. Who knows what cool things might be stashed away beyond. What a find! This was going to be such an awesome adventure! To find a secret hidden away so far in the deepest trees and bushes where no dog had ever ventured before!
The old man studied the door for a moment, then eyed us before working the lever. One day I’ll figure out how to do that myself, but today was not that day. Still need to grow up a little more.
The door swung open and… What! All this way out in the middle of all the trees and bushes and bunnies and fresh air, and they have this thing here. Yup. We came all the way out here and guess what! There’s a bathtub and things for washing.
“Perhaps we should close the door… ” I ruffed to the others, “and pretend like we didn’t see anything.”
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.