This is the exact spot she posed last
year to have her picture taken with her hat for the Annual Rescue Picnic,
remembered Henry. He laughed when he remembered her in the blonde wig and
the tiara. "She loved that picnic so much," he thought. "It won't
be the same without her."
When Henry finished planting the Gum-Drop Tree,
everyone gathered around to feel the spirit Henry said was in that
spot. It really felt as if she WAS right there with them.
"I think we should say a prayer," said HT.
"I don't really know any prayers," said little
Patrick,"but I heard one once on TV. I don't remember all of it."
"Give it a try, " said Henry. "The impawtant
thing is that you say it from your heart, and in your most polite begging
"Dog Father, who barks in heaven
when we call your name
You always come, Your work gets done
Down here just like in heaven.
Give us this day our daily treats.
Forgive the Uprights who neglect us.
You don't need to forgive us 'cause you made
Lead us not into temptation, you made our
sniffers good enough to find it ourselves.
Deliver us when we are sick or need rescuing.
Bless our uprights who worry about us. And
thank you for letting us be your angels here on earth,
For the ice cream, the pizza, the milkbones
and fire hydrants are yours, Now and Furever,
"We have pawficially dedicated the Gum-Drop
Tree," said Henry.