I have to do something to impress Cassie. She’s started walking her Alpha Mom around my town, but even though our paths cross all the time, she won’t give me the time of day! Maybe if I gave her something really exceptional, she would realize that our relationship is simply meant to be.
Once, after I had been to the P-A-R-K with Alpha Dad, we stopped for bagels before heading home. Bagels are a personal favorite of mine, especially when they have cream cheese on them. (Shh! Don’t tell Alpha Mom!) Unfortunately, it’s a rare occasion when someone gives me a bagel. Apparently bagels are classified as “People Food,” a term that my family uses to describe food that they don’t think dogs will like. But they’ve got it wrong– I love People Food! I wish my family understood that they don’t have to go through the trouble of procuring “Dog Food” for me, because I would be perfectly happy on a diet of People Food. Ah well, life is tough.
Anyways, back to my recollections. That day, Alpha Dad got a bagel just for me. It was a little harder than a regular bagel, and a little smaller, too. Plus, it smelled suspiciously like kibble. But it was shaped like a bagel, and I figured, Hey, good enough, my family is finally coming around. I figured I would put the bagel somewhere special, because after all, it’s not often that a hound gets the good stuff. So I dug up a patch of grass in a cozy corner by the fence, buried my bagel, and kicked some dirt on top of it to keep it safe.
Apparently I did too good of a job hiding my treasure. Now I’m in my backyard trying to remember where I left the tasty snack. Oh Cassie, if only you could see how hard I’m trying. I dig up a couple of plants, sniff around the edge of the driveway, and–
Ohmygosh I smell it, that’s it, oh gee, to the left, no, to the right, no, forward, I’m on the scent! Oh Cassie, Cassie, Cassie I’ve got it it’s over here somewhere yes that’s the corner ahhhh the excitement is killing me! Under the plant, under the grass, dig Woody dig dig dig! Oh boy ohboyohboy this is it! Yesssssss!
When Cassie sees this treasure, she won’t be able to resist.