Submitted Date 04/04/2019

Noodles the pug liked to play. He loved to run around with his friends all day. If it were a game of tug-the-bone, he'd be there on the double. But once in a while, he would get into heaps of trouble.

Like when the bone went over the neighbor's fence, and he would dig a hole and go under. He knew his owner Doug, would hear of his blunder. Their neighbor was mad. He called him a bad little pug. Noodles felt sad; he needed a hug. He ran from the fence and dropped the bone. Then Noodles the pug ran all the way home.

He trotted across the yard and through his doggy door. He ran across the living room and skidded across the floor. Slipping and sliding, this way and that. He finally stopped at his food bowl with a great, big crash! Up the bowl went, way up in the air. And down came his food-everywhere! '

"How would he ever clean up the mess without Doug?" he thought. Noodles the pug needed a hug. After seeing the mess, looking this way and that, Noodles went to bed to take a nice, long nap.

A little while later he heard the key in the door. It was time for Doug to be home, he knew that for sure. He ran to the living room, jumping and barking at the door. Noodles were so excited that he went potty on the floor. As soon as he did it, he hung his head in shame. He didn't look up until he heard Doug say his name.

"Poor little Noodles. Poor little pug. It's not your fault you went on the rug. You just got excited and simply forgot. I know you're glad to see me; I'm the only family you've got." Doug said, scooping Noodles into his arms and snuggling away.

Finally, Noodles got the hug; he needed all day. After Doug cleaned up the mess, they headed out the door for a walk and to the park to play. Noodles were glad to have a happy ending to a very sad day.




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  • Tomas Chough 3 years, 4 months ago

    Very heart-warming story. Simple and entertaining, perfect for children! Great one Carrie!

  • No name 3 years, 4 months ago

    I love it! I really want to see some fun illustrations and read it to my son, haha. Maybe I'll take a crack at it though I'm not great at dog drawings.

    • Carrie Lowrance 3 years, 4 months ago

      Thanks, Kiersten! I never thought about publishing it as a short children's book. It's so short though; I'm not sure if it would make 24 pages, which is the minimum page count for publishing with Amazon. :) That's why I thought I would publish it here.

  • Ceara 3 years, 4 months ago

    How wonderful and fun! I might just suggest breaking up the lines to be more of a poem so that the words that rhyme line up, but otherwise such a lovely read :)

    • Carrie Lowrance 3 years, 4 months ago

      That's a great idea too, Ceara! I hadn't thought of that. I'm so glad you liked it.

  • Miranda Fotia 3 years, 3 months ago

    Such a cute story! Thanks for sharing!