"It's the most beautiful bed in the world," yawned PJ. "Maybe
it will help to save my life."
Patrick gave PJ a kiss. "There's a lot of love in it, kiddo."
"Dad," a little voice piped up, "tell me a story?"
"What story would you like?" asked Patrick, smiling.
"Tell me again about the hobo in the woods, the one who told you
to follow the rescue dust to find me?"
"Not just any hobo," said Patrick. "THE Hobo. Hobo T. Bumpkin, the
'T' stands for 'The'!"
"What ever happened to that hobo?" asked PJ Wigglebee. "Is
he still hungry? Can I meet him someday? Can I thank him for helping me?"
"I'm not certain what became of him," said Patrick, thinking back.
"Last I knew, the town was trying to kick him out of the woods."
"Why are they kicking him out?," asked PJ.
"Maybe they are going to fix the trains," thought Patrick.
"Pawmise we can try to meet him someday?" asked PJ.
Before Patrick could reply, he saw that his little sheepie was fast
"I wonder why he is so fascinated by the hobo," said Molly.
"I think it is because he knows what it is like to be starving,"
said Cricket. "Imagine, such a little puppy knowing that."
"Do you think he will live long enough to keep his pawmise to his
"It will be a good distraction from his illness," said Molly.
"We need a way to help him get his message to as many Uprights as
pawsible," said Cricket, "he is like a little emergency worker."
"The picnic!" exclaimed Molly.
"The Costume Contest!" smiled Cricket. "That is the pawfect
place to get Upright's attention.
"We can dress up like rescue workers at the rescue picnic," said
Molly, catching on to Cricket's idea.
"We can dress up like firemen," smiled Cricket.
"Chief JB will let us borrow some, I'm sure!" said Cricket.
"There is an antique bobby hat in the attic," said Henry. "I could
go as a pawliceman.
"PJ is going to be so excited," laughed Cricket, "I can't wait until
we tell him!"
"We have no time to lose!" said Molly, hoping against hope that her
little pup would have the chance to get well.
"No time to lose," repeated Cricket thoughtfully. "That's what
Dr.LasteChance said too!"