Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Cloudy Day of Sky the Puppy

By Daniela Carabantes, age 10, California


It was a hot summer Sunday morning when I finally got out of bed and I was getting ready to hang out with my best friend, Josy. While I was getting ready I heard my adoring mother yell, “Jenny breakfast is ready!”

I rushed down stairs like a  hungry cheetah.  My mom sat at a chair waiting for me at the table with my favorite food: Scrambled eggs, bacon, and pancakes with honey.  As soon as we were done eating, I gave my mom a big bear hug and started heading towards the door.

When I had said goodbye to my mom, I went outside, I closed the door and heard a noise like a puppy crying. I went towards the bushes and saw a mocha brown puppy sitting there whimpering alone.

I took the puppy inside my house and immediately called my best friend Josy.

“Hello,” she answered.

“Hey Josy, I found a puppy crying in the bushes alone. Can you come over?  I promise I’ll hang out with you another day,” I said hoping she wouldn’t be mad at me.

“Ok. I’ll be there soon.”

A few minutes later when Josy was at my house I told her all about the mocha brown puppy.

“Oh, I see,” she said, nodding.

Moments later we decided to walk downtown to ask if  anyone had lost a puppy. We also looked and collected flyers that announced lost puppies.  As I stopped to tie my shoe, I noticed that the little puppy’s collar said  “Sky”.

We looked through all the flyers we collected and found one that said, “I lost my puppy, which goes by the name of Sky, if you see him please return him to the address below.” We wrote down the address to remember where we were going. When we got to the house a little kind  girl opened the door.

“Hello,” she said with a sweet smile.

“Hello, is this your puppy?” I asked, holding the puppy under my arm.

“Yes! Where was he?” she asked.

I told her all about what had happened and she thanked me with a hug.

Josy and I went home feeling proud of ourselves for taking Sky back home to his owner. Mia and I still had a little time to hang out, but nothing is better than helping a puppy and making its owner joyful again.