FC: DOG TALES Written by: Rider Martinez Starring: Benjamin Martinez Guest Stars: Patsy the dog Jolee Martinez (my mom) This book is dedicated to my mom, who has to put up with all the crazy things I do.
1: Since we adopted Benjamin from the pound, I always thought he had some magic in him. And I was right.
2: Benjamin is a two year old Rat Terrior whose ears are as high as he is. Benjamin is very short, but thinks he is very tall. He can climb things that are five times his height, and he has an attitude.
3: Benjamin is brown, white and black with a very curly tail. When he shakes his head, his ears flap and it sounds very funny.
4: One day Benjamin and I were playing in the house. He ranto catch a tennis ball and hit his head on the couch. After that he started talking to me. He said "hey, are you going to stand there , or are you going to throw me the ball"?
5: I literally almost fainted! I went and told my mom that the dog could talk, but she would not beleive me. So, I tried to show her but she still would not beleive me. She just said, "you go to your room and think about that buster"!
6: Once I got out of my room, I came up with the perfect idea. I will get Benjamin to talk to my mom. So, i took him in my room and talked to him. I said, "why won't you talk to my mom"?
7: He said, "I can only talk to my owner". Then, my mom burst through the door, and asked "what's goig on"? I said, " he is talking to me, I wear he was talking to me mom". She didn't believe me. She said, "wow, you have a good imagination"!
8: I went to geet Benjamin, but he was playing tug of war with my Aunt Kathy's dog Patsy. I waited and the tugging didn't take long. Patsy pulled it right out of Benjamins mouth.
9: Benjaminwas so surprised that Patsy pulled it out of his mouth because he always wins th tug of war match. Then I knew why he didn't win, it was becuse they were using Patsys tug of war toy!
10: I picked Ben up and took him to my mom so she could hear him talk. I thought after playing so hard with his friend Patsy he might settle down and talk to my mom. But he didn't say a word. He jumped out of my hands and ran to the backyard. I finally caught up to him and grabbed him.
11: I made him some alphabet soup so he could talk, because it has letters. He tried to eat it, but he spit it out! I guess he thought it was disgusting!
12: I was desperate, I was trying so hard to figure out how to make my mom beleive that Benjamin could talk. I said "please Ben, talk to my mom so she wont't think I am completely nuts"! Ben said, "OK, I will talk to you mom". So I went and got mom and I told her, "this time you will know". I took her in my room and got Benjamin to talk by giving him a couple of his favorite treats, and hes said, "how are you doing" to my mom.
13: Then all of a sudden, I heard, wake up, wake up. It was then that I realized, it was all just a dream. THE END