"It would be nice to hear the pitter patter of little paws,"agreed
Patrick. "With only four of us here, it is much too quiet.."
"Speaking of quiet,"said Cricket, "Have you noticed
that the birds have stopped singing in the Gumdrop Tree? They have not
made a peep."
Before Patrick had a chance to notice, Mr. Robin swooped down
"Shhhhhh," he said,"the babies are hatching!"
Patrick and Cricket tried to peek at the tiny nursery in the Gumdrop
Tree, but they could only see a softly padded nest.
"It's a father's job to protect his young," said Mr. Robin, in an
important sounding way.
"If we sing and make too much noise cats or squirrels might try to
steal our eggs.."
"I know your babies will be beautiful,"said Cricket.
Mr. Robin flew up to the nest with some food for the mom-to-be.
Cricket listenned thoughtfully. She held her beautiful Claddapaw
necklace and wondered out loud: "How are we going to have puppies?"
"Easy," said Patrick. "Remember? We are going to adopt!"
"Yes, but how will we know which puppy
to adopt?" asked Cricket.
"Easy," said Patrick with certainty. "We will adopt the best
puppy in the world!"