“Voyage of the Motor Vessel Sparrow” series inspired by Bob Carney, and written by Boomer Jack Boardman
Previously…Episode 70—Next Stop Daytona Beach:
Suddenly, with little warning—the dogs returned!
And now—Episode 71:
“Well,” Hiram exclaimed, “Look who’s back!”
“Aw Daisy,” Boomer smiled, purposely not showing his relief at the dog’s safe return, “You look so sweet behind bars!”
“Nice to see you too, Alpha-Jack,” Daisy woofed, with just a hint of irony in her bark, “Would you mind getting me outta this thing?”
“Oh, sure,” Boomer replied, “But first tell me if you did what I asked you to do.”
“I was in this freakin’ cage!” Daisy bayed, “That made it just a little difficult to accomplish what you wanted!”
“Hello,” arfed Pepper, “I’m here too.”
“Welcome back Pepper!” Hiram greeted, giving Pepper a well-deserved scratch behind his ears.
“You didn’t succeed in your mission?” Boomer asked, with some vigor.
“But people-dog Jack,” Pepper interrupted woofingly.
“Hi Pepper, just a second,” Boomer said, “Well, Daisy?”
“No—I didn’t,” Daisy barked her reply, looking contrite, as only a hound can (but not really contrite).
“We may be in deep trouble,” Hiram sighed.
“But…” Pepper arfed, again trying to have his say.
“Perhaps,” Hiram said, smiling at the wriggling and excited Pepper, “We should hear what Pepper has to say.”
“Go ahead, Pepper,” Boomer smiled at the eager little fellow, “Tell us your tale.”
Pepper explained how Daisy remained in Silverthorn’s back room to engage the giant Big A, allowing him to escape, and buying him enough time to figure out the instructions and complete the mission.
Once done, Pepper was returning to Silverthorn’s to try and help Daisy, when suddenly the Gamboges appeared. Against his gentle nature, he began snarling and growling at them—and they quickly ran off.
“I returned to Silverthorn’s,” Pepper barked, concluding his story, “and, well, here we are.”
“Well done!” Boomer exclaimed, “I figured you two could do it—and you did!”
“Ummm—Alpha-Jack,” Daisy woofed, “May I get out of this cage now?”
“Oh sure Daze,” Boomer smiled, “But first there is the matter of Bob’s socks…”
To Be CONTINUED…