|Mr. Robin was relieved to see his mate home safe and sound.
"We missed you!" he said, "and everyone is fine. All
of our babies have learned to fend for themselves. Everyone did great.
How about you?"
Mrs. Robin recalled the story of her long journey to Anguish Acres,
and all that she had seen and heard. She told him about the bumble bee,
the bells, and rescue dust, and especially about the dying puppies.
"It's so upsetting," she said. "If people only knew the truth.
They'd never buy a puppy from a pet store again."
"I don't know how to tell Patrick and Cricket," she said. "They'll
probably be awake any time. I know they are anxious to hear my news."
"Just tell them the truth," said Mr. Robin. "They'll know what