Last year Mommy made her first attempt at writing a short story with Truffles' Halloween Tail. (In case you missed it, or would like to read it again, here are Parts 1 and 2.)
This year I challenged her to write a story starring me, and we're excited to share it with you today.
Please let us know what you think!
Mudpie woke up at her usual time, around 5AM, with a grumble in her tummy.
"Rats! I'm hungry and Mommy won't be up for a few hours."
Typically this wouldn't be a problem for Miss Mudpie, as she always has a small dish of kibble left out for overnight snacking, but going out to the living room by herself in the middle of night had become quite frightful since her Mommy had decorated for Halloween. Witches, ghosts, and skeletons everywhere were starting to make her fur stand on end!
"I'll just close my eyes and try to go back to sleep."
Grumble, grumble. Rumble, rumble.
"Grrr...this isn't going to work. I'm too hungry to go back to sleep! I'm going to have to put my big girl pants on and brave the trip to my food dish."
She quietly slipped out of bed, turning back once to look at her Mommy still snoring away. "Here goes nothing. I hope I make it back."
Mudpie tiptoed down the hall without making a sound. Finally she reached her destination and started chomping away.
Nom nom nom. Nom nom nom.
Then without warning, a voice in the night. "Mudpie!!!"
Mudpie jumped a foot and then went back to her snack. Nom nom nom. "I don't hear a thing." Nom nom nom.
"Pssst!!!! Mudpie, it's me!!! Truffles!!!"
Mudpie stopped eating and spun around. "Truffles??? Are you a g-g-g-g-ghost???"
"Well, I prefer thinking of myself as a spirit, preferably an angel. I just wanted to pay you a little visit to see how things are going without me. How's Mommy doing? Are you taking good care of her?"
"Oh Truffles, I love her so much. I'm trying to take really good care of her just like you asked. She misses you terribly and I catch her crying often, but I try to put a smile on her face everyday."
"I knew you would, that's why I picked you to fill the hole in her heart that my passing left behind. I've been watching and I'm so very proud of you."
"You know, Truffles. I was scared to come out here alone tonight because I find these Halloween decorations kind of creepy. But I'm so glad that I did because it gave us a chance to chat."
"You think this is bad, wait until Mommy starts decorating for Christmas! That's when she really goes all out. She even brings a tree into the house!"
"A tree??? In the house??? Can I climb it?"
Truffles chuckled, "Well, I think that might get you into a bit of trouble but you're so cute Mommy won't be able to stay mad long. I need to be on my way now."
"Will I see you again???"
"You will definitely see me again. Oh, and Mudpie? There is nothing about Halloween to be afraid of. It's a fun time of year! Mommy will protect you from anything that might scare you, and I will always be your guardian angel. See you soon!"
Mudpie quietly went back to bed and snuggled up next to Mommy, who was still softly sleeping.
Wow, she thought. That was a Halloween visitor I will never forget.