"Go inside and pick out a replacement tire," the manager said to
Henry. "We are going to give Wiggle a little lift."
"This is fun!" said Wiggle.
Usually Wiggle was the one giving rides to others, but here
at the tire store, Wiggle got a ride of her very own (with the help of
the mechanics and a special hydraulic lift).
Wiggle did not like hearing that comment one bit. She had worked
hard to keep her girlish figure.
"She IS a ton!" said Cricket, "She is a ton of fun!"
"Oh my!" giggled Wiggle. "I guess it's ok to be that kind of
When they got to the door, they were greeted by a NO Pets Allowed
"It's a good thing we didn't bring our uprights," said Molly.
"They would have had to wait in the car."
"It's not a good idea for Uprights to be left in the car," agreed
Henry. "Even if you crack the window open for them. They can
get very sick being left alone in cars."
"It's just better to leave them home if they aren't allowed in the
store," said Patrick.
"Maybe some dogs are allergic to uprights and so they can't let them
in." suggested Henry.
"That would be really sad to be allergic to uprights," said Molly.
Everyone agreed. Going through life without a few pet uprights
of your very own was too hard for them to imagine.
"She might look kind of funny with one new tire," said Molly.
"It would be like wearing one new shoe and one old shoe. What do you think
Cricket? Cricket? Where are you?" called Molly.
Cricket was no where to be seen. Come to think of it, neither
"They must have gone off to look at something else," said Henry.
"We'll catch up with them later."
"It's probably a good idea," agreed Henry. "I know it will
cheer her up."
"But how will we carry four tires over to the repairman?" asked Molly.
"Pawfect!" said Molly.
Henry and Molly paid for the tires using their Master's Card, and
went to watch the look on Wiggle's face when she saw her new treads.
"She's going to feel brand new!" said Molly, beaming with pride.
"She deserves it," said Henry. "Every single mile on those
old tires was put there for someone else. It's time that Wiggle had some
nice things for herself."
"They'll catch up with us," said Molly.
"I hope so," said Henry. "Book Two is almost finished.
I hope they get back in time."