Doggie Danger Bay, inspired and written by Daisy Legs Boardman
Previously…Episode 2—the Mission, Part II
Millie & George quickly ran from Silverthorn’s, totally frightened by a brace of small snarling critters. Unfortunately, this had no effect on Big A, as he began to lumber around the counter towards the dogs.
“Pepper, RUN!” Daisy barked between snarls and bays, “Get outa here!”
“I’m sticking with you!” Pepper barked back.
“Beta-Pepper—GO!” Daisy a-roofed, “We can’t stop this elephant, you gotta stay free! Now go!”
Daisy had “pulled rank,” as team leader she was the alpha-dog on this mission, so Pepper ran quickly out the back and to the woods. He knew Daisy was right, he could do more to help from here—what to do?
the Mission, Part III:
Daisy only hesitated a moment before launching herself at the approaching behemoth, snarling and baying in the finest beagle tradition! The human Big A, realizing that he may have underestimated the danger Daisy presented, quickly turned away from the attack, and in so doing presented the beagle with the biggest target ever! Daisy managed a firm grip on Big A’s “big a” but as he spun around she slammed into the wall and was stunned by the impact.
Shaking her head to clear the fog, she found herself locked in a dog-kennel on the boardwalk in front of Silverthorn’s. (Just WHY there would be such a kennel in the back room of the café, I can’t really answer—except to say this IS really cheesy fiction!)
Meanwhile, Pepper Cooper had his own mission, and he was trying to remember exactly what Boomer told them before they left the Sparrow.
He trotted next door to Farkleberry’s Star Service Station and entered the conveniently unlocked door.
“That’s it!” he arfed, thinking out loud, as he remembered, “That’s what I was supposed to do!” And he set about the task that Boomer had given the dog-people.
Pepper Cooper quickly accomplished his task and moved back outside just beside the café where he could see his incarcerated accomplice.
Daisy stared mournfully through the bars of her “jail” at the West Side of Main Street, and remembered “Cooper’s General Store,” where she could always score a treat from People-dog Sarah, and “Swig’s,” where People-dog Ines would always have a dish of water-on-the-rocks just for her. She sighed. Suddenly her very-sharp, yet floppy beagle-ears heard Pepper approaching.
“Got’R done?” She bayed.
“Got’R done!” Pepper woofed in reply, “Now what?”
To Be CONCLUDED—Friday!