Mother interrupted, “I can't understand anything you're going on about, barking like that at the sametime.”“Can we have one, pleeeaaaase?” Brother and Sister howled.“First of all, they are called children. Secondly, no, you can't have one.”“Then two?” they pleaded.“No, not three or two or one. We don't have the room.” Mother was pacing impatiently. “Where are theothers? Where is your father?”When the sun was just about to set, the siblings were paw to paw listening to the adventure of Brother and Sister. The chatter pounded on Father's head as soon as he squeezed his belly into the shed.Father clapped his front paws, “What is all this ruckus about?”“Can we have a child, pleeeaaase?” each sibling vocalized in unison.“Oh,... I had a little boy for a time when I was young. Having a pet is a good way to learn about life, tolearn how to take care of another living creature...” Father's tail slowly started to wag .“And who would take care of this child?” Mother turned her head up to one side, pointing one ear higher than the other.“We would!” the litter barked.“So, you're going to wake this child up early for school?”Yelp!“And fetch him at the school bus?”Yelp!“And see that he or she does homework....without any of you eating it?”Yelp!“And play ball all Saturday?”Yelp, yelp, yelp, yelp, yelp!“And what if you're doing something else and forget?”All the puppies' tails wagged fiercely in agreement, “We won't!”“Go to bed. We'll talk about it in the morning.” Mother's nose went to each puppy, giving a soggy kissfollowed by a quick cleansing lick as they scurried to their corners.Under the old potato sack, Brother and Sister dreamed about what it would be like to have their veryown child.
What do you think?
*What should the puppies know about a child before having one of their own?*If you were a puppy, would you want to have your own child to play with? Why or why not?*Why, do you think, the father puppy had a boy only “for a time”?