Patrick O'Malley just held her and cried.
Henry knew it was really hard for Patrick,
so he whispered to him,"Do you want to come on my secret trip?" Patrick
looked grateful to be included in Big Dog business and he nodded his head
Henry also noticed that the Uprights were not
doing too well, and they were going to need every available dog in the
house to cheer them up. The four furry friends stood silently in
the driveway as the Upright-mobile left.
They knew in their hearts it was the end of
"We are on BIG DOG business," boasted little
Patrick through his tears. "That is no place for terriers."
Henry backed up the Wigglebus and smiled when
he remembered how Guinness thought they wouldn't need a transmission to
"Everything I do reminds me of her," he thought.
"This just does not seem real."
Patrick was so sad that he just held his big
bone pillow and sucked on his paw. Patrick was only two and he still
acted like a baby sometimes. "I don't want anyone else to ever sit in Guinney's
seat," he pouted.
Meanwhile, Wiggle automatically drove the furry
friends to find their special tribute to Guinness. She could find all kinds
of wonderful places. She knew where to find the pawfect tree store,
and that is where Henry and Patrick found the pawfect tree.
Getting a great big tree was a great big project.
But that was a good thing, because they felt like they had a great big
hole in their hearts and at least this was something they could do.
"Wiggle, you are amazing," said Henry.
Wiggle blushed and politely said thank you.
Patrick O'Malley blurted out proudly,
"Wiggle can do ANYTHING!"
"I only wish that was true," said Wiggle sadly.
"We are going to name the tree after Guinney
Gumdrops," Henry said lovingly. "We are going to call it the Gum-Drop Tree."
"Why did they call her Guinney Gumdrops?" asked
Henry smiled because Patrick's question brought
back a sweet memory. "Mother Upright always said her nose looked like a
big black gumdrop and that is how she got her nickname. It's also
how she got so many kisses!"