by Tally-Ho and Sally-Forth, Willow’s dogs from the Threadville Mysteries by Janet Bolin
Tally-Ho: Wow, Sally, let’s go out and play!
Sally-Forth: Run away! I’ll chase you!
Sally-Forth: Hey, not that fast! Come back here and let me bite you.
Tally-Ho: Okay! You try to bite me and I’ll try to bite you.
Sally-Forth: This is fun! Why don’t humans love snow?
Tally-Ho: Something about having trouble going places.
Sally-Forth: Why do they need to go places? They can stay home and play.
Tally-Ho: People are silly. Way too serious.
Sally-Forth: It doesn’t make sense. It’s the only time they’re any good at tracking rabbits and mice and all the other animals we know are there because we can smell them. Most of the time, humans have no idea those animals have been near.
Tally-Ho: Except for skunks. They can smell them.
Sally-Forth: Let’s hope so, or they’d really be pathetic! Why is it they don’t want us going near skunks again?
Tally-Ho: I forget.
Do you and your pets agree about snow, or do you disagree?
The third Threadville Mystery is THREAD AND BURIED.
The first Threadville Mystery, DIRE THREADS, was nominated for both an Agatha Award for Best First novel and for the 2012 Bony Blithe Award. The second in the series, THREADED FOR TROUBLE, was nominated for the 2013 Bony Blithe Award.
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