The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy
By: Miriah Wyers
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.
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."
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."