"My name is Mulligan. I am getting adopted today!" he said
wiggling his butt with excitement.
"Congratulations! That's Pawsome!" said Molly, who promptly introduced
the others to him.
Henry turned to Wiggle to thank her. "We never could have carried
all this stuff here without you."
"Don't mention it," said Wiggle happily. "I love to help the
animals. It is so wonderful to meet another dog who has been adopted!
Good luck today!"
When the others went inside the building, Wiggle noticed that her
back tire was throbbing. It was kind of like the feeling of stubbing
a toe, if busses had toes. In all of the commotion of unpacking and
meeting the newest rescue, no one heard the hissing sound in the back of
"Oh dear, oh dear," fretted Wiggle. "I'm not feeling very well.
I think I may be losing air from my tire but everyone has gone inside.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear," she worried.
She thought of honking her horn to call for help, but she did not
want to bother the others inside while they were doing their important
Just then, Wiggle heard a little voice calling her name. The
next thing she knew, she was looking nose to snout with a Bluetick Coonhound.
"You are the Wiggle Bus!" said the Coonhound. "I'm Dixie!
I live in this town, and I have read every one of your adventures!
I was rescued from the south, just like Henry!"
"I wish someone could tell me how THIS adventure turns out," said
Wiggle. "I'm afraid you have caught me at a very bad time."
"I'm afraid I have a flat tire," said Wiggle. "Everyone is
inside working, and I am out here alone."
"You are not alone anymore!" said Dixie "Let me take a look at that
"It looks pretty bad," she sniffed. "Your tire is punctured
in two places!"
"No wonder it hurts so badly," said Wiggle.
"Do you have a jack and a spare?" asked Dixie.
Wiggle thought back to her old days as a bus driver. Whenever
anyone was in distress, they could call up on their radio, but Wiggle's
radio had been ripped out before she was auctioned off.
She had no jack, no spare, and no way to call for help.
"You have a first aid kit for everyone in here but yourself," sighed
"Those lug nuts look pretty rusty," said Dixie. "We are going to
need some WD-40 too."
"What is WD-40?" asked Wiggle.
"Wrench Dog 40" said Kramer. It's as strong as 40 dogs!
"Since you do not have a spare," said Dixie, "we will need to get
this tire off and bring it someplace to have it fixed."
"I am afraid I have let everyone down," said Wiggle. "How will
I get everyone home? How will I get to Patrick and Cricket?"
Kramer looked Wiggle straight in the eyes.