A Very Bad Storm
The day was very hot and humid. Soon the wind
started to blow and gray clouds began to cover the sun.
Molly and her dog Mindy were forced into the house because of the
Mom and Dad knew Molly was not afraid of storms, but
Mindy was. As soon as the lightning and thunder began, Mindy
would run and hide.
Pow! Boom! Crack! The lightning lit up the sky and
the thunder shook the house.
"There goes Mindy," said Molly.
"She's hiding in the bathroom!"
"I will go and sit with her and read her a
book," said Molly. "It will make her feel
Molly chose a book called, Just Plain Cat, by
Nancy K. Robinson. As she began to read, Mindy put her
head next to Molly's feet. When Molly read the word
CAT, Mindy jumped up and ran into the kitchen. She had
completely forgotten about the thunder and lightning. All
Mindy wanted to do was chase the neighbor's cat Adolph. She
sat by the door begging to go outdoors.
"You silly dog," Molly said. "Did
you forget it is storming?"
Mindy barked and barked.
"Mom and Dad," said Molly. "I've
discovered a way to help Mindy forget about bad
storms." "Just say the word, CAT."