|Mother Upright knew this was very, very unusual,
but as she held and kissed her little sheepie she cried and cried.
And that is the part that is easy to understand. She called the other
Uprights home to be together at this very sad time and all the Uprights
cried and cried. The Boy Upright hugged Patrick O'Malley and tried to give
him a cookie. But Patrick O'Malley was so sad, and in so much shock,
he could not eat the cookie. He spit it right back out. "She
was like a mother to me, from my first day here." he sobbed. The
Boy Upright held him tight, but today was a day that nobody felt good.
Henry had a scared feeling because he was not
used to seeing Uprights cry. He was scared too by the big feelings
of sorrow that were welling up in him. "I will never see Guinness
again," he cried. "She was my best friend from my first day here.
How can this be? How can this be?"
Patrick remembered that just yesterday Guinness
had given them all presents.
"The Pillows!" he blurted out.
"That's Right," said Henry, "She told us there
would be ruff times and that presents and love could help us through.
It is almost as if she had known."
"And how she told us all yesterday how much
she loved us," added Scruffy.
"I don't want presents," cried Patrick.
"I just want her to come back".
Everyone seemed lost and in shock. HT
was the oldest of them all, and she had seen alot of things in her day.
"She died so peacefully in her sleep" said HT., "We were all right
here and none of us knew. Henry is right. We should go get
the pillows that she gave us."
So the four dogs went to get the fluffy bone
pillows that Guinness had given them. They were excellent for crying
into. And cry into them is just about all they could do. Henry didn't know
why, but he looked up to heaven and said, "Guinness can you hear me?
I miss you and I love you". Huddled up in the middle of the room
in tears, bone pillows under each of their heads, the four bereft friends
fell fast asleep.