by Sally-Forth and Tally-Ho from SEVEN THREADLY SINS by Janet Bolin
Sally-Forth: I love running on the beach with you and our human, Willow.
Tally-Ho: Me, too, but I don't see why we have to wear our leashes. We're always good!
Sally-Forth: Actually, I'd like to chase something.
Tally-Ho: Me, too! Let's bite the waves!
Sally-Forth (shaking head to toe) That was fun, but those waves are predictable. They just keep coming one by one, then they mysteriously disappear.
Tally-Ho: We chased them away!
Sally-Forth: Birds are more fun. Where are those long-legged ones that tease us and float just out of our reach, you know, those squawky, mostly white ones?
Tally-Ho: (searches the horizon) I don't know. I think Willow calls them sea gulls, but this isn't a sea, it's Lake Erie.
Sally-Forth: Well, I don't see any.
Tally-Ho: (hip-checks her) Ha, ha, very funny. This is serious. I've hardly seen any all summer.
Sally-Forth: We're always helping Willow solve mysteries. Maybe she'll help us solve this one.
Tally-Ho: Let's tell her. C'mon, turn around and we'll bark at her together!
You can read about how Tally-Ho and Sally-Forth help Willow discover villains in the Threadville Mystery Series. The latest one is SEVEN THREADLY SINS. Read an excerpt here.
Follow Janet on facebook and twitter.