"What's wrong little Peej Monkey?" asked Henry.
"Do you think I'm worth it?" asked PJ quietly.
"Of course you are," said Henry. Realizing he had no idea what PJ meant,
he quickly asked, "worth what?"
"Am I worth all the money to save me?" asked PJ. "Why would anyone
want to help me?"
"And because you are the best puppy in the world," added Cricket.
"I remember when Wigglebus worried that we shouldn't spend money
to fix her," smiled Henry.
"Really?" asked PJ. "Of course she is worth it! She does so much
good in the world."
"And you will too," said Cricket. "Your job is to get
well, and to teach people how this happened to you, ok PJ? Now go brush your
teeth and ask Dad to get your medicine. We are leaving soon for your big day."
"Ok Mom," said PJ.
"I know," Cricket agreed. "Sometimes I wish we were rich and none
of us had to worry about the money for his surgery."
"We are rich," smiled Henry, "rich in the important things.
We have love, fun, friends, and we have each other."
"Always good to remember," smiled Cricket.
"Speaking of friends," said Henry, "do you hear what I hear?"
"Uncle Kramer!" squealed PJ with delight.
"Can I ride with you over to the picnic?" Kramer asked, (knowing
full well the answer would be yes.)
"YAY!" said PJ. "Kramer is going to ride the Wigglebus!"
"If you'll let me," smiled Kramer.
"Thank you for the cookies last night," said Molly pawlitely.
"Good morning," she smiled back.
"Why don't you sleep inside the hotel Wiggle?" asked PJ.
"How are you feeling today, puppy man," she asked in return.
"I'm good now that I see Uncle Kramer," laughed PJ.
"Hmmmm," said Henry in a fake upset voice. "Should I be jealous?"
PJ laughed. For a little while his mind was off his worries.