Surprise! Another Dewey story 🙂 This story once again couldn’t wait until Saturday. Was it because I missed writing about my friends? No a different reason, which you will be able to tell. I will say this though, Dewey and his friends have grown on me, maybe more than I know. I was in a craft store with my sister last week. We were wandering the aisles and I saw baskets on a shelf. The baskets had cute owls perched in them. I turned to my sister and said, “Look it’s Odessa!!” Thankfully she knew exactly what I meant 🙂 Yes, I left the store with the basket, which now has a lovely fall arrangement of flowers in it. Enjoy the story my friends!
Dewey’s Gift Giving Day!
Jaxon and Dewey were so excited, today was the day! It was going to be a wonderful day indeed! Today the man -servant turned 100! Well perhaps not that old, but no one ever said that a cat knew how to count. All Dewey knows is that the man-servant has been around a LONG time! Then again he is one witty guy, apparently he ages well.
Dewey and Jaxon were sure to be up extra early this morning. They had to make sure that they would see the excitement that the man-servant had for their thoughtful gift that they left for him. Oh here he came now, heading for his recliner with a mug of tea in his hand. The mug had Jaxon’s picture on it. Dewey wasn’t quite sure how Jaxon rated. The man-servant had a special mug, that only had Jaxon’s picture on it! Oh well, he would let it go for now.
“Dewey! Jaxon!!” Hmmm… the man-servant’s voice was booming, didn’t quite have a joyful sound to it. Oh No! The tea in the mug spilled out onto the carpet. The man-servant got so “excited’ when he saw his gift on his recliner that he jumped, spilling his tea. Dewey understood, the sight of 6 dead mice in front of him would excite him as well! Wait a minute, he was yelling again and OH how DARE HE! He was throwing the mice away! Dewey and Jaxon had given up their special treats just for him, and he was throwing them into the dumpster! Wow! The man-servant sure was a confusing person, not to mention hard to please. Dewey and Jaxon tried not to imagine how good the mice would have tasted if they would have only kept them for themselves.
The 2 pals figured that perhaps they should head outside for a little bit. They could play in the leaves. They would be giving the man-servant a little space, as he still seemed a little unnerved by their special…”DEWEY!!” Oops, that didn’t sound like a grateful voice either. All the work Dewey put into hunting and capturing the man-servant’s other gift, and this was the thanks he was given. Dewey had left the present right on top of his laptop so that he would be sure not to miss it. It was a chipmunk. Dewey had heard him talking about them all the time and when he did he would wave his hands about. He would talk about them and the garden. Dewey knew how he loved his garden, so figured he must love chipmunks as well. Once again though, total ungratefulness! Dewey shook his head and grabbed Jaxon so that they could scoot out the door, before the man-servant came looking for them.
They were having great fun jumping in the piles of leaves that the man-servant had raked up. Odessa had come to join them in their fun. More importantly though she came to wish the man-servant a Happy Birthday. He came strolling out into the backyard and Dewey noticed that he looked happier and had a spring in his step. That was good, apparently he had got over the “joy” of his unexpected surprise gifts!
Odessa perched on the man-servant’s shoulders as they jumped in the leaves together. This time there was no magic net that they had to worry about. Jaxon and Dewey figured they would be KIND, after all it was his birthday! Oh as much as Dewey loved jumping in the leaves, his stomach was beginning to rumble and his taste buds were tingling, at the thought of some Black Forest Birthday Cake coming soon!