S: Praline, Lost and Found
BC: Audrey and Auntie Li-Lin | Stryker and Praline | This story is dedicated to Audrey and Margaret and the future stories in their life. | May your stories be full of adventure, laughter, courage, love, and hope.
FC: Lost and Found | PRALINE | A true story | told by Auntie Li-Lin
1: It happened one Christmas in the year 2010. | Audrey went to Tucson, Arizona with her mom and her sister, Margaret.
2: Audrey was excited about spending Christmas in Tucson with her cousins--Travis, Spencer, Bryan, and her Uncle Phil, Auntie Li-Lin, and Stryker.
3: The next morning was Christmas Day! Audrey woke up early to see what Santa brought her. | On Christmas Eve, Audrey and Margaret put on their pink pajamas, left cookies for Santa, and went to bed. | "American Doll!" "It is just what I wanted!" she exclaimed.
4: One of her favorite Christmas gifts was "Praline," an American doll purple kitty cat. | Audrey and Margaret began playing with all their new toys.
5: Even Stryker was interested in all the new toys.
6: Soon, the living room was full of Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, and boxes. It looked very messy. | Audrey put her American doll toys in one pile, books in another pile, jewelry in a box, and clothing in a dress box. | Audrey's mom said, "Time to clean up!" | Time went by quickly.
7: "Where's Praline?" | Everyone stopped what they were doing. They looked at Audrey and then at each other. They all started looking everywhere for Praline. | Then, she realized,
8: Spencer checked inside the garbage bag filled with used wrapping paper. | She looked through all the gift boxes. | Audrey checked through her toys. | Uncle Phil looked under the table. | Travis looked between the sofa cushions.
9: Finally, Bryan asked Stryker, "Did you take Praline?" | Praline could not be found anywhere! | But Stryker was silent. They were not going to get any answers from him.
10: Just to be sure, Margaret went to the backyard to see if she could find Praline.
11: Finally, everyone gave up the search. They were puzzled about Praline's whereabouts, but Audrey's mom said, "Praline will show up sometime. She could not have gone far." | Margaret came back inside the house empty handed. She threw her hands up the air and said, "I can't find Praline anywhere!"
12: A few days later, Audrey had to return home to Reston, Virginia. She left without Praline. She was sad, but hopeful that Praline would return to her soon. | Home
13: Have you seen her? | Praline was last seen on December 25, 2010. Any information leading to her recovery, please call 1-800-AUDREY | MISSING | Praline has a solid body, a poseable tail, and soft, gray fur that can be groomed. She has a collar and a name tag. | W: 3 1/4” x H: 5 1/2” x L: 4 1/2”
14: Travis was working in the yard. He noticed something poking out of the ground. | One month later ... | He walked closer to the spot. | Was that something purple?
15: Travis moved the rocks and leaves to uncover what was beneath. | A fuzzy tail appeared! | YES!! It was Praline! | Could it be true? | She was a little dirty, but she looked fine.
17: Audrey has been waiting for Praline for a long time, so Stryker sadly said goodbye to Praline. | Stryker apologized to Praline. He thought she was special, so he treated her like a precious bone. He hid her away in a safe place. | "Ruff, ruff," barked Stryker with a heavy heart.
18: Praline took the next flight to Reston, Virginia. | Handle with care | To Audrey's house
19: Audrey and Praline are happy to be together. | Back in Virgina now ... | Praline was lost, but now found, and everyone lived happily ever after.