“What must I do?”
“You must learn. From Daisy, you will learn how to lead others, from PepperCooper, resourcefulness, from Buttons, courage, from Benjamin, loyalty, and from Alice, you will learn perception—she will know our ancestor.”
“And from you, brother?”
“That you shall be a provisional pack member of Daisy’s pack and no more until such time as all pack members agree you are worthy of this pack.”
And with that Ringo disappeared…never to return to 1873.
Season VI, Chapter 1, Episode 7 Dog Adventure 10:
“We begin our quest now,” Daisy figured the best way to instruct Renegade was “on the job” as they sought out sentient wolves & canines, “Flutters? You know what to do, I suspect?”
Flutters, for once—surprisingly—had no comment as he flew off to provide aerial recon by flying among the tree tops and watching and listening for sentient creatures.
“How, exactly, O’Mistress Daisy, do we ‘quest’ for sentience?”
“We listen and we can feel sentience,” Alice replied mildly, “You should already have this ability; all sentient creatures have it.”
Daisy for her part ignored Renegade’s sarcasm and led her pack deeper into the forest and like most of her kind, loved to explore.
As always when they were together, PepperCooper was at her side—it was like old times, “This is great!”
“It is, Pepper, of course there is the issue of…food.”
“I hadn’t thought of that.”
“It’s all a beagle thinks about; maybe not consciously, but always there—bubbling up at inappropriate times.”
Benjamin couldn’t let it go, “You should knock-off the sarcasm, Renegade; Daisy did not have to accept the assignment from Ringo.”
Buttons returned the growl, “You need to back off, buster!”
“Brave barking for such a little canine,” Renegade’s tone was ominous. He bared his fangs.
To be Continued…
NOTE: The “Dog Adventures” will NOW be published on Saturday and Sunday every week until completed.