|I know! I will dress in Lissie's clothes so we will not miss her!|
Karen and Lula remembered they had seen Lissie in the pumpkin patch. They saw some gnomes running away, but no Lissie. Leaping to the obvious conclusion, Lula screamed, "Oh No! The gnomes turned her into a pumpkin!"
|"Lissie!" Karen cried, "Speak to me!"|
Ivy, as usual, went to Google for help.
|"Lissie isn't answering her phone or her emails. Where could she be?|
Days passed. It was Lissie's turn to work in the ice cream parlor. The girls were surprised to see PDQ Bach serving.
The girls made a plan to go see Vivian up in northern Utah, since their big people were going there.
|"Will one cookie be enough for our trip?" Karen asked. "We don't know how long it will take to find Lissie."|
"You're right," answered Rose. "I'll pack two and we can convince the big people to stop and keep us supplied."
Everytime the big people stopped, Karen and Rose got out and looked for Lissie.
And that is how we got hot chocolate today, but that is another story.
Finally, the girls reached Vivian in northern Utah.
|"Look, Vivian, who I found in the leafpile!"|
"It's Hermoine, the cat!"
"Do you think she knows where Lissie is?"
"Meow. Meeeow. (She's not in my leaf pile!)"
Meanwhile, back at home, Bach was missing his Lissie.
|"You know, Rose," said Karen, "if I went missing there's only place I'd go."|
"Big Rock Candy Mountain!" exclaimed Rose.
|"This is an awesome place, Karen," Rose said, "but I don't think Lissie's here."|
"You could be right. But maybe we should look behind the pepperment tree over there."
But Lissie wasn't anywhere to be found. Soon after they arrived back home at Paws On Keys, a package was found on their doorstep.
"Hey! Let me out of here!" someone shouted.
The girls all hurried and opened the box.
|Lissie sat up and gasped, "Thanks for letting me out! It was getting hard to breathe!"|
"Lissie! Lissie! " Everyone shouted. "It's Lissie!"
|"What do you mean, you didn't know where I was," asked Lissie, didn't you get my note?"|
"Note?" asked Rose, "Oh yeah! It's in my pocket! I forgot to open it!"
I'm going away for a while. Don't worry. I'm goint to the hospital for a simple procedure called a headactomy, followed by a right and left armectomy, and then a right and left legectomy. So no big deal. When it's done, I'll feel like a whole new person! See you soon!
"Woooof. (Never leave again!)"