The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy

By: Miriah Wyers

Summary

A puppy, Petey,  wanted a boy for Christmas one year. But his mother said that he had to behave. His mother wanted to know if he frightened the cat or chewed on any shoes. He said he didn't but then he confessed to frightening the cat a little bit and chewing on the shoes just a little bit. His mother tried everything she could to try to find him a boy for Christmas and even the puppy tried everything he could. Then on the way home one day, the puppy came across a sign that said "Home For Boys". There was a little boy sitting on the porch and he saw the puppy. So he took Petey in the home and Petey's mother let him stay.

Implication #1

You Have To Try Really Hard To Get What You Want

In the story, Petey does all he can to try to find a boy. He asks different dogs if he can have their boy. He tried really hard to get what he wanted. Eventually, he got what he wanted. He saw a collie racing with a boy on a bicycle. He chased after the collie and asked," Excuse me. Do you want to give your boy away?" but the collie said no. Petey done this to many other dogs until he got to the group home and finally got what he wanted.

Textual Evidence:                                                                                                                                 "So Petey leaped after the bicycle. He called out to the collie," Excuse me. Do you want to give your boy away?" But the collie said no, he definitely didn't, in a dreadful tone of voice."  

Implication #2

Never Give Up

Petey never gave up on what he wanted. A lot of kids today just try once and if they aren't successful they just assume that they aren't capable of doing it and give up. Petey asked four different dogs that were way bigger than him if they would give him their boy. But eventually, as he kept trying and trying, he got a boy.

Textual Evidence:                                                                                                                                 ""But my goodness, where can I find a boy?" said Petey. Well, Petey trotted on and on. But he couldn't find a single dog who would give his boy away...... Just as it was getting dark, he came to a large building on the very edge of town. Petey was walking by slowly when he saw a sign: HOME FOR BOYS."

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2 years ago
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Great presentation, I guess my two pits (best dogs ever) were trying to find me.

2 years ago
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I agree with your implications and how you compared it to how he never gave up and if we could always do this we would accomplish a lot of things in life.

2 years ago
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I liked your implication about to never give up because somethings may take a while to get or understand but if you don't give up and keep trying you will eventually succeed

2 years ago
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I always try my hardest. If my hardest isn't good enough for me, I try again.

2 years ago
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I agree with both of your implications because even though you want something it doesn't come easy.

2 years ago
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I agree with both of your implications. "At if first you don't succeed, try try, again!"

2 years ago
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First of all I really like this story and I also like and agree with both of your implications. Its like if we never give up and work hard then we will get what we want.

2 years ago
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I agree with both of your implications and that if you do work hard you will achieve great things.

2 years ago
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I agree with your second implication because you have to stay consistent on what you want. If you don't keep asking you may never get it. Even if it doesn't work the first time you may have to try again.

2 years ago
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I agree with both of your implications. The first implication said "You have to try hard enough to get what you want". If you want an "A" you have to try hard enough to get "A". You dont have to try hard enough to get a "F".