The Stray Dog
James was on his way home from school. He could not wait to watch his favourite cartoon that day. He had just walked past a block of flats when he heard a whine.
James walked towards the direction where the sound came from. He was shocked to see a stray dog lying under a table at the void deck. It was a puppy. It had short brown fur and big black eyes. It was staring pitifully at James. James reached under the table for the puppy. He noticed that there was a sore in the puppy’s tail. He decided to take it home.
James’ mother frowned disapprovingly at the puppy when she saw it. She did not like dogs. However, when she heard the puppy whining, she took pity on it. She took out an old towel and told James to put the puppy on it. Then, she cleaned its wound with water. She agreed to let James keep the puppy.
That afternoon, James sat in front of the television with his new best friend. It was excited when James laughed. It jumped up and licked James’ face. James patted his new pet. He could not wait to go to the park with it the next day.