Wiggle was feeling a little queasy too. After Henry told her
stories about all the homeless dogs, she felt badly that they could not
do more to help.
Surely they had room for more Paws On Board?
"Let me talk to him," said Wiggle.
"Good Luck," said Patrick, "he won't even let me bring up the subject
without biting my head off!"
"Yeah, us too!" said the terriers.
Henry didn't really bite them, that was just an expression Patrick
used. But he did make growly, snappy, bad mood noises whenever anyone
mentioned that there was still room in the WiggleBus.
One day when Henry was moping around inside the bus, Wiggle decided
to try to broach the subject with him.
"Maybe someday," said Henry. "I just don't want anyone to mess
up this window."
"Why?" Wiggle asked, not understanding what was bothering Henry.
"Look," Henry pointed. "Guinney Gumdrop's nose print is still on
the glass. I never want anyone to mess it up, or to ever wash it
Henry tried his very best not to cry when he told this to Wiggle,
but anyone who knows Henry, knows this did not work.
"You are not making me cry," said Henry. "It's just so hard
to go on into the future without her. I can still see her snout out the
window. No one could ever take her place".
"No one ever SHOULD take her place," said Wiggle. "But we could try
to be like her, and Guinness believed in welcoming rescues as much as she
could. Maybe you could find a way to preserve that nose print so
no one will ever mess it up," she suggested.
"The FBI?" asked Wiggle in a surprised voice.
"Yes, Furlock Bones Investigator," said Henry."He will know."
Wiggle was happy to see Henry try to find a way to keep the special
nose print. She was also secretly hoping to talk to a
real law enforcement dog. She could ask Furlock Bones things to teach
kids how to stay safe.
"Maybe Furlock will help us both," she thought.