What A Pest!
I have longed to own a pet puppy ever since I was
five years old. My wish came true on my seventh birthday when my
father bought me a puppy as a present. I was ecstatic then and
named it, Jeffrey. It was an adorable and obedient puppy. But, of
course, it needed some time to be trained. Jeffrey followed me very
closely wherever I go. It especially enjoyed spending time with me
in the garden.
Things changed a year ago. Jeffrey became a pest. It neither
followed me nor listened to my instructions. Jeffrey had messed up
my mum's favourite working place - the kitchen.
It urinated in the pot,
chewed the kitchen towels and broke the bottles of spices on the
cabinet. It had also dirtied the sofa and tore the mat. I had a
good scolding from my mum for not taking good care of ... She
insisted that I bring Jeffrey to the S.P.C.A. so as to give him
away. It would break my heart if I lose Jeffrey so I kept him in my
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I tried very hard to train Jeffrey but it was in vain. There was
no improvement in Jeffrey's behaviour. It messed up my bed and tore
my story books. One day, my dad suggested that I put Jeffrey with
his friend, Uncle Tony who has three dogs. According to dad, Uncle
Tony is very experienced in training dogs. I was glad to hear that.
I agreed and dad made the arrangements.
It was a Sunday morning, my dad had accompanied me as we send
Jeffrey to Uncle Tony's house. On the way, Jeffrey was making a lot
of noise as if it knew that it was going to another place. People
were looking at me and I left so embarrassed.
Uncle Tony's house was very big and has a garden. He was in the
garden with his dogs waiting for us. I was quite shocked to see
that one of his dogs was as big as a little pony. Jeffrey was
barking loudly at them. Uncle Tony picked up Jeffrey and it was
struggling to break free. He gently rubbed its head and talked
softly to Jeffrey. He seemed to be able to communicate with dogs as
Jeffrey calmed down very quickly. I hope Uncle Tony could train
Jeffrey to be as obedient as his dogs.
I told Uncle Tony about Jeffrey's behaviour had driven me up the
wall. He said told me that it was not an easy to keep a pet. We
need a lot of time and patience to know the pet well. He asked me
to leave Jeffrey with him for at least a month and that I can visit
Jeffrey whenever I am free. I was quite uncomfortable without
Jeffrey but I hoping that it would turn into a lovable pet
Story Copyright by Sooi Min Ling
Zhangde Primary 4/1 in 2000
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