A sudden “riii-biiit” from beside him, startled him so dreadfully, that he gave a yelp and leaped forward.
L... appeared behind him and giggled.
“Silly Sammy, it's only a frog!” she laughed.
Together they wandered through the bushes looking for the ball.
L... soon spotted it and carried it back to the path.
She turned to throw it to Sammy, but he wasn't there.
She looked in the bushes and all around the garden, but she couldn't find him anywhere.
She looked high, and she looked low- but still, no Sammy.
Where could that naughty puppy be?
Feeling a little worried and very thirsty from her exertions, she returned to the picnic table to get a drink- and THEN she spotted him.
There was Sammy, on TOP of the table eating the rest of L...'s lunch!
“BAD DOG! NAUGHTY Sammy!” L... scolded him, as she made him get down.
Needless to say, Sammy was in disgrace the rest of the day!
Copyright R. Proffitt