“Wake up, wake up! I’ll be late.”
“Settle down. You’ll be late for what???”
“School??? You don’t have school—you’re on summer vacation.”
“What a relief!!!”
“Sometimes that boy really worries me,” said my dad exhaustedly.
After my heart dropping, thinking I had school, I settled down with a
big bowl of Honey Oats and it was 9:00 a.m. and I started to watch TV.
Then I decided to let our Husky out in the front yard. Little did I know
the front gate was open—she bolted out the gate.
Usually she doesn’t go far because she knows to wait. But I didn’t know
what went wrong with her and she kept running like something was telling
her to keep running and don’t stop. I ran, ran, and ran after her; it
was like going after a race horse. Then when I thought I had her, I
tip-toed to the nearest wall so she wouldn’t see me. Then, when I
thought nothing could get worse, it did. She saw a cat. I hate when that
happens, where you think anything can’t get worse, and then it does.
“Well, if this doesn’t work nothing will,” I said exhaustedly because I
had tried everything else, from trying to bring her back with a piece of
ham to grabbing my cat and trying to make her chase it back home, so I
did what I thought would work. I told my mom to shake the keys and try
to make my Husky think she’s going on a car ride, and what do you
know…she jumped in the car!!! What a relief that was.
Soon after my dog was in the house, I decided to ask my dad if we could
go to Raging Waters next weekend, and he said yes. So a few days passed
and I was happier than my dog when she gets a bone, but my dad came and
told me that Raging Waters is closed for the weekend because of some
problems with the rides. It was truly a summer bummer. Then in my mind I
said, “If I can’t go to Raging Waters or have a relaxing day without
having my dog go crazy and run down the street, I’ll just go to my
cousin's house and play video games." But like all the other disasters,
my cousin had left with his dad to Oakland and was staying over for the
After the running Husky, the no-go to Raging Waters, and the no cousin
fiasco, I was lying in bed sad and alone when my dad and mom told me to
get in the car, no questions asked. After the car ride, I realized it
was my cousin’s house and he was there in shorts and a towel waiting for
my dad, mom, and I to get ready to go to Raging Waters.
“What’s all this?” I said surprised at what I saw.
“Well, since your cousin got sick, he came back early, and at the same
time the people at Raging Waters finished fixing the rides, and just in
time because your cousin is all better,” my dad said. So in the end I
was able to have a great summer even though in the beginning it was
really a summer bummer.