Molly's job was to get Cricket out of the house for the day.
Scruffy went out with Wiggle to do some secret shopping.
HT's job was to call everyone on the invitation list to tell them
about the surprise. By noon time she was almost finished.
"C'mon Crickey, one more time around the track," she said with encouragement.
"It's time to go home," said Cricket, out of breath. She licked
her sore paws and wondered how many times they had been around the track.
"At your service!" replied the Colonel.
HT quickly told Kramer the surprise party details.
Colonel Kramer laughed out loud. "Opawration Jack and Jill!" he grinned.
"Mum's the word," said HT. "Don't tell Patrick either."
"One more thing," whispered HT, "can you call Furlock Bones?
Cricket and Molly just got home."
"You bet," said the colonel, "go hide any evidence."
"Shhhhh" they both said at once.
Not only did Molly think it was great that they jogged so many miles,
she also was pretty happy that her sister did not have a clue about "opawration
Jack and Jill".
Since the sisters were so close, and did just about everything together,
it was pretty hard to pull off this surprise without the help of all the
others. Still, deep down inside Molly knew things would be different
when her sister got married.
On the one paw, she was so happy for Cricket. On the other
paw, she knew she was going to miss the days they did everything together.