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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!

No Great Wisdom…

~ Uncle Andrew, The Magicians Nephew

Adrian McGuire 3 Nov 2018, coloring book and gel pen.

Flopsy’s Notes: Chalk

Dear Mommy, I love you and miss you ∀ lot and hope you get home soon. It has been fun here but I want to see you.

I have been trying black raspberries, they are good if you pick them black! The red ones are disgusting.


Outside is nice but a little wet, but they will not let me out without a leash. ∀lso ∀udrey (The shift key and the a key together keeps doing weird things) keeps leaving without me. ∀nd also they scolded me when I ate Thor’s food before he ate it and I snapped at him. Even though he eats my food after I eat it.

We played with chalk. It was super fun! I drew a butterfly, and Thor drew a note for Auntie Joyce that said I love you on it. Mine was better 🙂 .

I love you

Love,

Flopsy

 

Flopsy Notes : Thunderstorm!

 Dear mommy I miss you a lot and love you.

Today was fun, Jonathan was happy and I was happy too but then he wanted to see the goats more then me 🙁 ! But when he came back he played with me a little.

Later Adrian gave a science lesson about animals, there are more then one million different kinds of animals! Then Megan read a Dick and Jane.

There also was a thunderstorm it was VERY scary, I was in Audrey’s arms and crying. Then the UPS came, Auntie Joyce would not let me bark and gave me detention (I had to sit quietly until he left), she also would not let me bark my opinion on TailBook. 

I have been eating most of my food lately and Thor have been acting like a gentleman, when I am done eating, he cleans off my plate (he ate the rest of my food), then washes it out (licks it out). I try to act nice too, but his bowl is too big for me to clean.

I love you a lot,

Love,

Flopsy

Flopsy notes: School work

Dear Mommy,

I love you and miss you LOTS, but I am not sure if I want to go back and see you or stay here. I am learning a lot.

I am learning to add, subtract, multiply, divide and fractions. I am learning capitals too. Did you know the word fractions has the same first letter as my name? They look different though, fractions has a little f and my name has a big f like this; F.

Then Audrey gave me a lesson on butterfly’s. She said she wants to be a Lepidopterist which is a fancy name for someone who studies butterflies.

Later they had me put paw prints on a piece of paper to send to Andrea, like Morris did with his hoof in Morris Goes to School (I read it today). He learned some of the same things I am learning! The book was fun.

I Love You A Lot Mommy,

Love Flopsy

Releasing Butterflies

We released butterflies at the park and in our backyard. Most of them flew off quickly but a few stayed on for a while.

Flopsys Notes: Nap Day

Dear Mommy, I love you, and I miss you a lot! I was at Grandpas and Grandma’s house. But then they dropped me off at Auntie Joyce’s, now I have to stay at her house 🙁 . At least Jonathan is here. It makes it more like Grandpa’s. 

Today I had to take a nap. It was not fair, even though I was tired. Every one else fell asleep and no one would play with me so I decided to take a nap on the couch.  Auntie Joyce was too tired to notice me on it. When Adrian woke up he saw me, I had to get off the couch. 

I have been having some fun, and I got to eat all my food!

I love you

Love Flopsy

  

  

Syrup Time!

Flopsy’s Diary: Page seven

Dear Mommy, I love you. I have been learning how to do a lot of things like making maple syrup. It is delicious, even though I only got a lick.

To make the sap they drill a hole in a maple tree. I wondered why, until Thor told me that you tap the tree so you can get the sap out. I wonder if there are any treat batter trees? Then Audrey would just have to bake them! 

The sap is yummy but the syrup is yummyer. Thor told me that the Sugar maple tree uses about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.  Other maple trees need a lot more.  Why do they use so much!? 

After that Adrian and “Daddy” made a little fire pit. Then they started a fire in the back yard. Don’t touch the fire or you might get burnt! I did not like the smoke in my eyes either!  But it was fun watching the sap start to boil. Did you know it gets foam on top?  It does not taste very good, I tried it when Adrian skimmed some off the top and threw it in the bushes.

Then Audrey and Megan scrubbed some large and deep pans very clean and got all of the soap out. They soaped the outsides of the pans. I’m not sure why but you do! Thor did not know either. He did say not to get the soap inside the pan or the syrup will taste a little soapy. Yuck 😛 !

They keep telling me that they have a surprise for me this week! Hopefully it is not like last time’s surprise; it was having to eat Thor’s food! My food ran out. Now Thor has to share with me. Audrey says it is the exactly the same but I do not believe her. It does not even come from a bag, they get it from the garage! It sometimes is cold! It doesn’t taste as good in my bowl as when I steal from Thor’s bowl.

Otherwise I have been guessing what my surprise is! Maybe a whole bag of treats just for me! Or a HUGE jar of maple syrup for us to share. Or a new toy! I am wondering what it is, because I hope when you get home you can share it with me.   

Love,

Flopsy