Maggie and Max (The Puppy Place)
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Charles and Lizzie have helped lots of puppies find homes. But then they meet a Saint Bernard puppy with an unusual friend: a helpless kitten! And this pair needs to stick together. Will Charles and Lizzie find a way to keep these two together forever?
the game was, but it was obvious that the kitten and puppy were having a great time. First Charles heard meowing. He couldn’t see the landing from where he sat, but he could tell by the sound that Max was at the top of the stairs. Hee-hee! Come and get meeee! Then he heard barking. You just wait, little friend! I’m coming after you! Charles heard Maggie clamber up the stairs. Thump, thump, thump. But before she made it to the landing, Charles heard Max dash down. Tooka-tooka-took. His little
frightened,” Mom said. “I’m sure that if we give them enough love and attention, they will do fine on their own in their new homes.” Like everybody else in the family, she knew it was not very likely that anybody would be willing to adopt a kitten and a puppy at the same time. Maggie and Max were going to have to learn to live without each other. Charles couldn’t wait to show off his new foster friends. He boasted about them at school. He invited Sammy over to meet them. And he told his
Maggie search for him?” “Actually,” the little boy said, in a very serious voice, “we weren’t paying much attention to him for a few minutes. Lizzie was demonstrating how to teach Maggie to shake hands.” Mom smiled at the boy. “What’s your name?” she asked. “Actually, it’s Evan.” Evan was very young — maybe five years old. But when he talked he seemed older. Charles thought he had a pretty good vocabulary for a kindergartner. He smiled at Evan, but Evan didn’t smile back. Instead, he bit his
friend is stuck inside! Somebody help! Evan’s mom was staring at Maggie. “My goodness!” she said. “That’s the drawer I took my sweater out of. What’s going on here?” She pulled the drawer open — and Max leaped out! The tiny black kitten was meowing at the top of his little lungs. It’s about tiiiime! It was dark in there! I was scaaaared! “Max! Max!” Evan yelled. Maggie was already licking her little friend. Evan got down on the floor and hugged both animals at the same time. Evan’s mom shook
very, very happy if you brought them both to visit again this week.” “We’d be glad to,” said Mom. “And Charles, maybe you could spend your volunteer time in the recreation room instead of the dining room,” Mr. Baker suggested. “You can help out Beverly, our rec room coordinator. She said Evan asked especially for you to be there. He said you are — uh, let’s see — ‘actually a really cool dude!’” “Ha!” Sammy snorted. Charles looked at his friend. “You’re just jealous,” he said. “You’re going to