"This is the Bobtail-gate," laughed Cricket. "It's the party
the night before the picnic. You can make new friends, see your old
friends and have fun. In the morning we go to the picnic."
"Can we get room service?" laughed PJ.
Patrick O'Malley gave him "the look". "We have to save our money
little man, but the party will have everything you could ever want for
"But you are so big and beautiful," said PJ. "I am very sick.
Maybe that's why I'm not big like you."
Matisse gave PJ a kiss.
"I'm dying from a disease I got in a puppy mill. They might
be able to save me at the hospital but we have to raise seven thouseand
dollars for me to have the chance to survive."
"Maybe I could paint your picture, and we could sell that," Matisee
"Are you an artist?" asked PJ with surprise.
"My upright is the famous artist Michelina," said Matisse, "she would
let me use her paints."