“It seems a longer ride back to the train,” Boomer groused, “My saddle sores have saddle sores!”
“Rookie!” Susie snorted, grinning, “It is a longer trip; the train was actually closer when we left it.”
“Yes,” Sarah squirming a bit on her saddle, added, “I looked at the map. The village of Victoria Crossing is farther away and the terrain is more difficult.”
Because Cujo’s fate is unresolved—we should take a look at the search for Snowflake in the Great Beyond…after all, our heroes are stuck here until Snowflake is stopped—remember?
Karma was close—just NOT close enough. Unfortunately, she didn’t see Snowflake hiding under the trees.
Season 8—Chapter 7—Traders—Episode 6
On the mountain trail—where we find the canines gamboling about… They were having a great time—together and free to just be dogs. They played tag, find-the-beagle, chase-a-bunny and other dog-games.
Flutters was with them playing Quote-the-Master, and occasionally one or another would ask him to elaborate on a quote—and he would for at least an hour, oblivious to the fact no one was actually listening to him.
Suddenly, Alice began to fade—right in front of Daisy who had just enough time to bay before she disappeared completely, “AR-ROOOOOO!!!”
Buttons saw her fade at the same time and she added a cacophony of, “ARF-ARF-ARF!!!!”
The others quickly turned—but saw no sign whatsoever of Alice—and even Flutters, who had been in the middle of a long dissertation of a “master quote” was rendered speechless.
At about the same time as Alice’s disappearance—Susan suddenly cried-out… “ALICE!”
Grey Wolf James Sliverthorn, usually the stoic-one, jumped, “What is it, Susan?”
“Alice is gone from cyberspace. I think she heard my call.”
“To the Great Beyond.”
“Isn’t she already there?”
“Yes, but as I understand it, the Alice that is already there cannot go to the non-sentient part. I hope she will be able to come back.”
Just then—In the Great Beyond… Karma sensed a presence, a presence not of this part of the Great Beyond. She thought it must be Snowflake and wheeled around and began a rapid dive—a dive reserved for the war-eagle’s lethal strike.
Down—down–down she dove, picking up speed—Karma was totally focused on destroying her target…
To be Continued…