ATTACK OF THE MONSTER PUPPY!
By May Tobias
Patty wanted a puppy. One morning, she decided she was
going to have one. She wanted the prettiest one she
could find. So she went to the pet shop and told the
man behind the counter, I want a puppy, please.
Give me the prettiest one you have.
man scratched his head and wondered what Patty meant.
A pretty puppy? He looked at all the dogs in his pet
shop, and thought hard.
couldnt decide. All of them looked pretty good to
he said. He picked up the smallest puppy (he looked
pretty enough) and gave it to Patty. Here you
are, miss. A pretty puppy for a pretty little girl.
opened her pink wallet and paid for the puppy.
man got a can of puppy food from the shelf and placed
it on the counter. Feed your puppy twice a day.
paid for the puppy food as well.
forget to give it water to drink and bathe it once in
a while, he added, but Patty and her puppy were
her bedroom, Patty took out her box of ribbons. She
got a pink satin ribbon and tried to tie it around one
of the puppys ears. The puppy didnt like
it. So Patty tried a purple felt ribbon. He didnt
like it, either. Then Patty tried to brush the puppys
hair. The puppy jumped off the bed.
gave up. Her dolls were more fun, after all. And prettier,
too. A puppy that wasnt pretty was no fun.
picked up the puppy and threw it out of the kitchen
was that? Yaya Yeyey asked.
just an ugly puppy, Patty said.
day, Patty almost forgot all about the puppy till she
heard noises from behind the kitchen door.
puppy, she muttered. Must be hungry.
So she opened the can of puppy food and poured everything
into a bowl. Then she got another bowl and filled it
with water. Dont ever bother me again, okay?
she told the puppy, and shut the door.
must have eaten it all up! And hes now as big as
nighttime came, Patty heard strange noises. She tried
to sleep but she couldnt. A-woooooooo!
the horrible sound went. The sound became louder and
louder. The puppy! Oh no, Patty said. Its
turned into a monster!Patty remembered she had
emptied the can of dog food into the bowl.
was Yaya Yeyey? Could the monster puppy have eaten her
no, Yaya Yeyey is gone, Patty sobbed, and
its all my fault!
The sound echoed loudly. BOWOWOWOWOWOW!
monster puppy was looking for her! Unwashed, unwanted,
ugly and, worst of all--hungry!!!
wished she never bought the puppy. Then she had another
horrible thought--she had to go to the bathroom!
thought she can wait till morning to go, but then she
also kept thinking she cant. So with one deep
breath she opened her bedroom door and bolted for the
bathroom across the hall.
what do you think happened?
monster puppy was-there!!!
unwanted and more scared than Patty. But he was so cute!
He looked newly washed and was looking up at Patty with
his puppy eyes.
Yeyey appeared at the door. I didnt have
the heart to leave him outside, she said. You
know, you shouldnt have gotten that poor puppy
in the first place, if you didnt want to take
care of it. She picked the puppy up. What
are we going to do with this now?
care of it, I suppose, Patty said. Yaya Yeyey
handed the puppy over to her.
puppy licked Pattys face. He likes you,
Yaya Yeyey smiled.
so sorry, puppy, please forgive me, Patty said.
I promise to take care of you from now on.
so Patty kept her little puppy and took very good care
of him. She named him Monster, and they lived happily