Patrick kept Molly out of the way as well.
"It's best if we introduce you to the Uprights AFTER they've had
their coffee," said Patrick. He always knew the best time to talk
to the family about something impawtant.
Molly snuck a peak at the Upright Family from the window.
"They look like such nice people," she said out loud.
"They didn't even seem to mind that they are covered in dog hair
on their way to work!"
"My kind of Uprights," said Cricket, "maybe they won't even notice
an extra sheepdog or two hanging around."
"So far so good," said Henry. "Mother Upright
left in such a hurry, she didn't even know she forgot her glasses.
Everything is going according to plan."
"That was a totally cool idea to hide the coffee beans,"
snickered Patrick. "Without coffee they are zombies in the morning!"
"They seem pretty nice," said Molly. "Do you
think they will like us?"
"Sure," said Patrick. "As long as you don't tell them
that you are still not potty trained. What's the big deal anyway?"
he asked them. "Why not use the doggie door to go outside any time
you need to go?"
Patrick and Henry looked at each other. These two sure had
lots to learn. But since they really never had a chance to live inside
before, everyone would need alot of patience with them.
"Why don't you two go outside," said Patrick O'Malley, "have a little
"Outside?" The girls looked puzzled. "We HATE going outside!"
Patrick remembered that the twins had not been allowed indoors too
much in their young lives, and didn't know how much fun they could have
in a big yard with a fence.
"You'll like the yard," he said. "Just don't get dirty.
When it's time to meet the Uprights you need to look your best!"
"I guess it's ok if you're not tied up." said Cricket.
"Look!" Said Molly, "I can see myself in this puddle!"
"Quit moving," said Molly Malone, "you're messing up my reflection."
"We'll be nice and clean when we meet the Uprights," said Cricket.
"You mean "I" will be nice and clean," said Molly, "You have to hide
under the towel."
"Drats!" said Cricket. "I just want to have some fun!"