There was food stuffs outside and all my friends as well. It was a party and my bestest buds were super excited. Izzy and Buck chased each other and the once tiny Marty had doubled in size since we last saw him (he eats a lot). And all their friends were here too. And they were outside.
I was not outside. Somehow, I had gotten trapped in here behind the force-fielded invisible patio door that makes everything harder. I could be out there right now with everyone else, but instead I’m trapped in here, away from those delicious foodstuffs and such. There wasn’t even anyone around to pet me and rub my back. It was terrible.
After barking for help didn’t work, I started pawing the door to try to slide it open. If this was my house, I’d just hop on out the door, but we were cooking it up next door at Buck’s place. I could see his slobber marks all over the place where he’d slid his face around and occasionally licked a spot or two.
The pawing didn’t work. The door was shut tight and no one was getting out of here without some help. I needed to get their attention, but it was like I was invisible or something. I barked, bounced, scratched and even did a back-flip. Nothing was working. I was stuck. I was going to have to figure this out on my own.
I turned back into the house and started looking around. Anything useful? Well, there was a ball, some toys, a chair, and a piece of fuzz. The fuzz didn’t do much, but it smelled funny, so I took a moment to examine it.
Moving on from there, I checked the bathroom, the hallway, and the kitchen. There wasn’t anything useful there either. Then I checked the front door, but it was shut tight too. And there was no way I was going to be able to open this one.
That’s when I heard the back door open and the voices and barks from beyond filled the house. At least for a moment. Before I could race back to make my escape, whoever had opened the door had closed it back again, forbidding me to join the party.
I slid right into the invisible force-field that barred my path. Beyond the door, I watched the others laughing and playing and having a good time. I could feel my paws get sad as I sat down in utter defeat. It felt like they’d forgotten me.
Then the booms came. Bright lights broke out in the sky as things popped and sparkled. Was that supposed to happen? The peoples cheered as they waved their hands around and more things popped in the sky.
However, the furry pals that had been outside no longer wanted to be out there. They met me on the opposite side of the glass, whining to get inside.
“Let us in, let us in!” the others barked.
“Let me out, let me out!” I barked back.
But we were all stuck…
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.