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The Journal of Mr. Roger Mallard, 10/3/19

10/3/19 Dear journal, today when I woke up I went outside. There was flowering daffodils and it was warm.

Around ten we went to a brunch. I lost my appetite again! I mean really, what did us birds do wrong? We went to a Ethiopian church service, it was a good service. Then we hit the road.

We saw Spanish Moss. I read it is a flowering plant that lives on trees, but I don’t really believe it. The true story is this: The Spanish used to own Florida and some of the area around it. One day they captured a big super hairy monster and released it to Florida. It went around Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina hiding in trees and leaving fur all over the place. You can’t believe all that you read.

It was quite foggy for awhile. We drove for a few hours then stopped in Adairsville, Georgia, got some ice cream, and stopped for bed. There were more peppermints almost as big as me, and I saw my first palm tree; it did not look like hands.

It was a tiring day.

The Journal of Mr. Roger Mallard, 9/3/19

9/3/19 Good morning journal, I woke up today feeling ready to hit the road… after breakfast. Then we went to go get something to eat. I lost my appetite as soon as I saw the hard boiled eggs.

Today we finished going through Indiana, and we went through Kentucky and Tennessee. When we got into Georgia I was amazed, there was green grass and trees with leaves! We stopped at Auntie Michelle’s house and saw our cousins. We had lots of fun, there was an international buffet with Indian and Ethiopian food, it was good. Then we tried different drinks, my favorite drinks were the pink one on the far left and the yellow one second to right. When we got back to our cousins house it was late. I fell asleep fast, I had lots of fun today.

The Journal of Mr. Roger Mallard, 8/3/19

For a bit, Mr. Roger Mallard will give us the privilege of letting us see his journal notes on his way to Florida

8/3/19 Today we have been getting ready to leave, we are going to Florida! I packed sunglasses and a surfboard, I also brought some duckweed for dinner. I don’t think I need anything else.

Now we are leaving! I am so excited I can hardly sit still. I wanted to eat right away but decided not to. I read instead one of my favorite books Agent SNORE: Mission 120418: Take Me Out of the Ball Game by Thor S McGuire. Thor let me borrow it, but he said he was reading Agent SNORE: Mission 121818-121918, Cats Game at Grandma’s house and would let me read it when I came home.

We are stopping for dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant in Indianapolis. I stayed in the car to eat my duckweed but I heard what everyone got. They got Beef Sambussa, a meat filled pastry; Mango Juice; Ye-Kwanta Wot, dried beef jerky stewed in spicy sauce; Mincetabish, diced beef fried in a pan with ginger, onions, cardamom, and green peppers and then sauteed with sauce; Zitzil Tibs, strips of beef marinated in sauce seasoned with onions, green pepper and rosemary. They all came with Teff Bread, a thin spongy bread. They said it was good. Then they had a coffee ceremony with popcorn. They said it was the most relaxing coffee they ever had.

In Scottsville Indiana, we stopped for the night. The desk clerk gave us a free cookie, and there was some peppermints in our room. I was tired, so after a picture I went to bed.

Mr. Roger Mallard will share more later.

Agent SNORE: Mission 121918, Cats Game, Part Two

Paul and Thor continued writing Cats Game, I still illustrated,

(Paul) Meanwhile I was searching around the warehouse, soon I came upon three spiders. “It’s your turn Gutter”, one spider hissed. Another spider landed on the ground and scurried away.

“Well, Fly” said the first spider. “It’s just you and me”.

“What are the dogs doing now, Stringy?” asked the one called Fly.

“Nothing much if you count whining, but I did get a autographed book of Diary of a Wimpy Dog“. After a few more minutes of talking I decided to make my move. I scooped up Fly, “Where are the dogs?” I asked.

“Uhhh, three P-p-passages on the left and then s-s-straight”. With that I bolted off.

(Thor) At that moment I woke up. I looked around, I was tied up by the tail to a stone wall. I could only go about three feet. Two dogs were tied up next to me. I remembered the white dog was Lady Flopsy and the black and white one as Lea Dea. I pawed at my collar, I hit the button that released the solution that would dissolve the spider webs. My restrains began to dissolve, and soon I was released. I did that to Lady Flopsy and Lea Dea also. They were free! Suddenly we heard a noise and we turned around, there in front of us was a giant spider!

(Paul) I twisted throgh the boxes after following the spiders directions, I saw a cave. I crept forward. Then I saw a giant spider in front of Thor and two other dogs. I knew it was GIGANTO. I thought for a moment before figuring out what to do. I jumped on GIGANTO and hit his head. GIGANTO began to shrink and I put him in a special box. Thor slobbed me till I told him to stop. Then we went out,  jumped in Thor’s car and Lea Dea drove back to S.A.D headquarters.

(Thor) Agent 12½ and Agent 8¼ congratulated us and put GIGANTO in a cell in the shed with Dr. Boul. Ing. Bal. Then they told us that Lea Dea could shine light and breath glitter, they called her GLOWGIRL. Then Paul came up to me. “I have a mission in Catvill but I will be back in December unless something goes wrong”. Then we both got copy’s of Diary of a Wimpy Dog from Flopsy.  I told Paul “Thank you” and,

“Mission Accomplished”

Agent SNORE: Mission 121818, Cats Game, Part One

Thor and Paul wrote this story together, I illustrated.

(Thor) I was playing with my chew toy when Agent 8¼ called me. “Thor, Lady Flopsy and Lea Dea have been captured!”. When I got inside Agent 8¼ continued, “They have been captured by Baron Von Web”. I whined questioningly. “I don’t know why they have been captured”, Agent 8¼ replied. “But we think that you will need a partner, so we chose Paul”.

I sat down to try to remember who every one was. Lady Flopsy was writer of Diary of a Wimpy Dog, she is famous. Lea Dea was a new recruit for S.A.D. (Superhero, Animal, Department), I do not know why they want her. Baron Von Web was a dropout of S.A.D, he was called GIGANTIO and could turn huge and his fangs dripped a sleeping potion. Paul was a cat and a member of S.A.D, Paul could turn invisible and climb anything, his code name was HUNTER.

(Paul) I entered the room and purred, “Hi, Thor”, Thor was about to respond but I continued,”Lets go now and we can talk in the car, we’ll take your car but I’ll drive”. Thor pressed the button on his collar and the wall slid open to reveal his car. “Oh, Thor, Paul, I put a potion in your collars that will dissolve the most stickiest webs”, called Agent 12½. Then I pressed the go button and we sped through the tunnel.

(Thor) Soon we shot out and were on the highway, Paul almost crashed into ten cars, five houses, three posts, and one plane. I guess he needs more driving lessons then I do. When we got to Baron Von Webs hideout we stopped. I expected a cave or tunnel but it was a large warehouse. We jumped of my car and walked in, it was full of boxes and crates. Paul gave instructions, “You watch for anything and I will try to find Lady Flopsy and Lea Dea”. Then Paul vanished, I watched a mouse run across the floor and through a hole in a pile of boxes, then after a second the pile fell across the floor. I sighed. Cats always chase mice and other rodents.

After about an hour I felt something drip on my head. I looked up, nothing. Another drop hit my eye, I guessed it was raining or there was a puddle of water on the roof. Soon I began to get sleepy and I lay down and fell fast asleep.

To be continued…

Agent SNORE, Mission 120418: Take Me Out of the Ball Game

Thor dictated this story to me. I illustrated it, because Thor is not a very good artist, he gets slobber all over everything.

I was rolling on my back, enjoying myself when alarms suddenly started to blare. I jumped up and raced to the door. Agent 12½ opened the door, “Agent SNORE, we have trouble”.

SNORE is not my real name, it’s Thor. SNORE is my code name and I am a secret agent in the Super Animal Department, SAD for short.  I am also a English mastiff, six years old, and able to speak English and Cat fluently. I can send a shock wave with a loud bark, and if I want, my slobber will stick to anything.

When I got inside, Agent 12½ continued, “We need your help, the evil Dr. Boul Ing Bal is in the county”. Dr. Boul is my arch-enemy. Dr. Boul would harm the bowling pin inhabitants of a city, then disappear for a few weeks so no one would find him, then terrorize another town. Last time we saw him I stuck a tracking bug on him.

“I’ll happily help,” I barked. “Good boy,” Agent 12½ replied. “I knew you could help, Agent 8¼ has the tracker”. I rushed over to Agent 8¼ who stuck the tracker to my collar. Happily I scratched my collar and it opened the secret cave that has my specially designed bed/car. I hopped in and placed my paws on the wheel, “Get him this time SNORE” Agent 8¼ called. Then my car door closed, and I shot off through the tunnel.

I shot out through a cave and hit the highway. By the time my tracker found where Dr. Boul Ing Bal was, I had almost crashed into five lampposts, three mailboxes, and two trucks. I guess I need more driving lessons.

When I saw Dr Boul, he was in his sphere-mobile rolling over all the pins in the park. I drove over and parked in the parking lines, and jumped out of my car. Suddenly the sphere-mobile rolled right toward me! I barked and every tree within twelve feet of me uprooted, but the sphere-mobile still rushed at me! I slobbered my sticky slobber where the sphere-mobile was rolling. Then I jumped out of the way and the sphere-mobile stopped, covered in slobber. Dr. Boul Ing Bal jumped out of the sphere-mobile and started to run, a few of the braver pins captured him.

We placed Dr. Boul in my car. Then Agent 12½ and Agent 8¼ locked him in the shed. I took a long nap, when I woke up I realized

Mission Accomplished

 

The Ark

Last Christmas, Oma and Opa gave us tickets to see the Ark Encounter over Thanksgiving weekend. Oma and Opa also got a house/hotel for the whole family!  We drove down on Thanksgiving day.

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The next day we went to the Ark. After parking we got on a bus to the Ark. Then we started exploring the first floor. It had some animals and lots of food storage bags.

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On the second floor, they had more animals, and some real ones. Also Noah’s family’s living quarters. The third floor had things that happened after the flood.

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Then it was nighttime. We went and saw ChristmasTime. Uncle Sam and Aunt Lilly treated us ice skating, it was our first time so mom took lots of pictures of us.

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Then we went back to the hotel. It was fun, thank you Oma and Opa!