You may recall that our dog Rocky recently ruined a weekend away in the mountains by running away and not coming back for 16 hours. Given the happy ending, Em and I decided it would make a good story to write about the day from Rocky’s perspective. What did he do? What was he thinking? Did he encounter any animals? What made him (eventually) come back?
Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy with other projects to get down to it, so Em took matters into her own hands and started writing it herself. I’m sharing the first installment here with her permission. I’ve kept the spelling exactly as she wrote it, but I did add a little punctuation here and there where it was critical. Overall though, I wanted to keep it true to her and as pure as possible, so here goes – from my own budding writer:
Rocky in the Rocky Mountains (True Story)
book by “Em” Hedlund, dedacated to my sweet dog Rocky
Once upon a time a family calld the Hedlunds had the most magnifasent dog and let me tell you the mystery and miracle of this dog. One day the Hedlunds were on a birthday trip for ther Grandma but what the Hedlunds diden’t know was somthing was abot to happen. Well, the Hedlunds were waiting for ther dear mom to come back with the dog. When she did come back the dog was gone!
Well, let’s go for the dog’s perspective.
Rocky: “OK, I say I diden’t run away. I walked away.”
How’s that for a cliffhanger chapter ending?Categories: Dogs, Family, Writing · Tags: Dogs, Family, Rocky, Writing