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[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Jan 25, 17 9:03 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

The pets clustered around Jack Jack-in-a-Box & Sidney Snowman. They wanted to know what was happening.

"Look!" said Sidney as he proudly displayed his snow globe with the Crystalline Snowmen. "You get a snow globe when you hit those coloured globs with a Holiday Wand."

The pets shook their heads in confusion. So Jack decided to demonstrate. He went over to Santa's Helpers and traded some of the decorations for a Holiday Wand. Then he started chasing a gold coloured glob. It moved fairly fast & Jack had to jump to finally thump it with his wand. Ice crystals formed & then cracked. A snow globe floated down into Jack's waiting hands. Inside the snow globe was a bright red-coloured bird called a Scarlet Cardinal.

"Ooooh!" said the pets. Then there was a mad rush over to Santa's Helpers to get a wand for themselves. They did give some decorations to the Christmas Elf who then had enough to send to his friend. The Elf's quest was complete.

The pets shared their left-over decorations with those pets who did not have a wand or any decorations so they could trade for a wand too. Soon all the pets were looking around for the floating globs. Many headed back through the castle searching for their quarry.

Ursula Bear found a gold glob at Ice Rock. She ended up with Snoozy, the Christmas Bear.
Pup Puppy chased a silver glob all around the Throne Hall before he got a Cozy Fireplace.
Ryia Reindeer hit her gold glob in the Castle Entry. She was absolutely thrilled with the reindeers pulling Santa's sleigh - Leaders of the Sleigh the little sign read.
Petunia Pig whacked a silver glob just as it entered Trina's Emporium. She couldn't wait to show Corky Pig her "Skating Fun" snow globe. Maybe Corky would take her skating.
Gunnar Grim Eagle Owl hooted loudly when he got Christmas Night Owl.
Alvin Penguin got his Penguin Joy snow globe at the Castle Gates. He did need a little help from the Knight Lords to catch the gold glob.
Tilda Bunny totally agreed with the writing on Benji Bunny's snow globe "A Rabbit's Christmas Party" - The snow's never too deep for a party, especially for rabbits.

There seemed to be many different snow globes.


to be continued......................

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Jan 25, 17 9:38 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

The pets came straggling back. Some had had to go as far as the Mystery Chamber and Mirror Lake to find a coloured glob. Excitedly they displayed their snow globes.

There was one pet, however, that had not found a glob. She had been all though the castle. A little despondently Tally Turkey headed to the Inn to see if Salty Took could help her. When she stepped inside the Inn, she saw Santa playing dice and directly above Santa's head was a silver glob. Tally dashed up onto the dice table narrowly missed being grabbed by the crab's waving claws. Onto Santa's ample waistline, then up his chest & onto his Santa Hat, she went. BAM! She clobbered the glob. After the ice crystals had shattered, Tally saw she had a strange looing rooster in her snow globe.

"Ahem! Young lady, you are standing on my head!!" came a jovial voice.

Tally startled, apologised profusely & tried to jump off Santa's head. In her haste, she dropped the snow globe. It broke.

"Thank goodness! I am finally free!" said a jubilant voice.

Tally, Santa & the other patrons all looked. The rooster was now the size of a normal rooster. However he appeared to be alight.

"Do you know you are burning?" asked Tally.

"That's okay!" came the response. "Floyd's the name. Floyd Fire Rooster and thank you for setting me free."

"How did you get in there?" queried Tally.

"A bit of a long story. I used to live n the Fire Alter in the Forbidden Tower. However, when the Wise Dragon returned, my home had to go to make way for him. So I moved into the Lord Chamberlain's fireplace. One day some Ash Particles landed on me so I gave a good shake to dislodge them. Unfortunately several sparks from my coat flew over to the Lord Chamberlain. They burned holes in his robe and gave him a hot foot. In a temper, he imprisoned me in a snow globe. But now I am free!" The jaunty rooster tipped his hat to Tally for freeing him. "Can I live with you?" he asked.

Tally was at a loss. "Let's see Miss Dot." she replied.


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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Jan 28, 17 7:58 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

I looked out into the fading winter sun. Winter was almost over.

Petunia Pig ran up. She was clutching a Note Sign taken from the Gnome Sign Post. It read "DOG SLED RACE TODAY!" "Can we go please?" she entreated. I nodded. It sounded interesting. Within a short Measure of Time, we had our coin purses, our backpacks complete with a water bottle, an apple and some snacks.

The sled dogs were yipping excitedly as if they were eager to go. The mushers (sled drivers) buckled them into their harnesses. Soon all the sled dogs were strung to the towline, lined up in pairs. "Hike!" yelled the mushers. The sled dogs bounded forward pulling the sleds. The bells of the lead dogs jingled and the sled baskets creaked as the smooth wooden runners swished over the snow.

Heather Hippo sighed. The dogs had looked so beautiful. "Wish we had a dog like that" she muttered.

Suddenly I felt a tap on my shoulder. Turning I saw a lady with a sled dog pup in her arms. Its curly black - and - white fur was soft and shiny. "You can have this pup. He won't grow as big & strong as he needs to be a sled dog. But he will make a great pet." she said. She put the dog on the ground. It grazed up at me with a pleading look in his blue eyes.

"What about Pup Puppy?" I queried. Hearing his name Pup raced over, tripped on his long ears and went splat! at my feet. Then he spotted the sled dog. He raised himself so that his front haunches were on the ground but his rear was in the air. Then he started yipping excitedly. All the while his tail was frantically waving back & forth. The sled dog copied. Soon the sled dog, Pup & Itchi Woolly Paw were playing Tag among the snow drifts.

"I guess I have another mouth to feed," I sighed. "What's his name?" I asked the lady.
"Oki" replied the lady.

Promising to take good care of Oki, I gathered the pets and headed for home.


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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Feb 18, 17 5:39 PM
To all our readers, I apologise for the long lapses between stories. Before my eye surgery, I was having trouble seeing the words to write the tales. Now I have had my surgery but I am dealing with some major health issues both mine & my husband's health. So it will be awhile before I can return to this thread. Every so often I will pop in to keep the thread open but please bear with me as I deal with the current crisis.

Hoping your pets are giving you good chests and that you are enjoying playing the castle.

Dot

 

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on Apr 19, 17 1:08 AM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

Squiggy Squirrel has been very very good. Before Christmas, and even after! Of course before Christmas, he was good so he would get lots of Gifts from Santa. And after Christmas, he was good "just because." So, he's decided that Grimdahl Tiger has probably forgotten all about the unfortunate mishap at that scary place with all the bramble bushes (where Squiggy got hurt so badly he didn't even get punished). So, Squiggy’s decided it's high time to set off on another adventure (even though he knows he's not supposed to go alone). But, this time, he's just going to go over to Midnight Castle to see how everyone is doing, surely there could be no harm in that! He heard from Steffany Squirrel that there are some new goings on over there celebrating the arrival of Spring and he even heard there are BIG Cakes and Chocolate and Nuts! And lots of Carrots too, although Squiggy doesn't much care about the Carrots, but he makes a reminder to tell Peter Rabbit and Chef Fabio Bunny.

Scampering along and humming a happy tune, Squiggy arrives at the Castle. There are Carrots flying everywhere, and all the townsfolk seem to be chasing them. Well, not him. Squiggy has no desire to chase Carrots but he sure hopes he can find those Big Cakes! Just then a flying Carrot bops Squiggy on the head, so he scurries inside the Castle before he gets attacked again (even though it didn’t hurt). Squiggy stops and waves at the Keeper and the three pretty ladies who live in the Elfish Bas-Relief. Which way first he wonders? Well, he's not too keen to see the Chamberlain, so he decides to visit Henry the Archeologist. Henry is pretty smart, so maybe he knows where Squiggy can find the BIG Cakes!

Squiggy scampers into the Ice Rock looking for Henry, but he's nowhere to be found. "Henry!" calls Squiggy. No answer. Squiggy scampers this way and that, and then all of a sudden..."Oh dear, oh dear!" thinks Squiggy, as a huge and scary beast lumbers his way. Squiggy fears he could be hurt, or even worse, eaten, never to be seen or heard from again. As Squiggy faints, he vaguely hears the creature singing, "If I were King of the Forest!"

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on Apr 19, 17 1:51 AM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

Grimdahl Tiger whistles happily as he heads for the Tavern. It’s just the morning to have a nice chat and a strong Coffee with Salty, and then later on maybe some Ale and Cards. As Grim enters the Tavern, his Eyes widen. And he stops dead in his tracks. Behind the counter, someone (or something) is wiping down the Bar and singing in Salty’s voice, “I could wile away the hours conferrin' with the flowers, consultin' with the rain…”

Grim hastily backs out the door to gather his thoughts. Has Salty been to the "Nu Du" Salon in Cloud City and gotten a bad "Du?", Grim wonders. Deciding he'll just act as though nothing is amiss, Grim heads back inside the Tavern, shouting "Morning, Salty, my man!" "Time to put on that Pot of Coffee". Salty smiles at Grim and says, "Sure thing, Friend!". Grim decides he will get to the bottom of this "casually" as he and Salty enjoy their Coffee together.

Meanwhile, out back, Harry's Angels are bored. There has been little in the way of covert operations of late, and they are just hankering for a good mission. In the meantime, tired of Cards and Pretzels, they decide to go down to the Harbor and visit Skull Pete. They've heard he's returned from his voyage and is once again docked in the Harbor. Maybe he has some good tales to tell. And maybe, if they are lucky he'll offer them a swig from his Bottle! Approaching the ladder to the top deck, they can hear Skull Pete singing. But what is he singing? Sounds to them like, "When a man's an empty kettle he should be on his mettle and yet I'm torn apart. Just because I'm presumin' that I could be a human if I only had a heart..." The Angels look from one to the other. Certainly not a typical song for Skull Pete! What happened to "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum"?

Harry Hedgehog shimmies up the ladder first, but suddenly stops dead in his tracks. Homer Hedgehog and the others are right behind him, but Harry motions for them to back down. Confused, they do as Harry orders, and once they are all back on the dock, Harry commands, "Huddle Up!". Once in their familiar huddle, Harry lowers his voice. The Angels can hardly believe what they are hearing from Harry. "Silver?", asks Dude Hedgehog. "Not sure what it is" says Harry." "But whatever it is, this is just the mission we've been waiting for!" "Now, follow me!", says Harry as the Angels swagger back toward the Ship.

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on Apr 21, 17 6:50 AM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

Grimdahl Tiger takes a seat at the Bar Counter as Salty places a steaming mug of Coffee in front of him. Grim inhales the aroma. Nobody makes Coffee like Salty, so Grim now has no doubts. Contrary to how things may appear, this is definitely Salty! Salty, with his own Coffee sits down next to Grim. As Grim opens his mouth to speak, Salty raises his hand as if to stop him. "I know what you are going to say", says Salty. "And no, I don't know how it happened. Just woke up this way. And I need your help to get to the bottom of it."

"I hate to say this, but it looks like witchcraft to me.", says Grim. Salty frowns, and Grim frowns in return. "Just what I was thinking myself", says Salty. "I've been thinking it over carefully from every angle, and just can't come up with anything else." "I have not been to the "Nu Du" Salon. "I have not been eating any spicy food." "And I certainly did not do this myself!"

"Well", says Grim. "We only know one witch, so that is where I would point the finger." Salty groans. "I was afraid of that. Dern that Arabella Scales!" Grim considers, and then replies, "Well, it seems as though the Gold Chest disaster has let up considerably...at least for now. So, it's no surprise that she's found some other mischief to get into." Turning to Salty, Grim says, "Are you up for an investigation?" "Do I have a choice?", says Salty? "I know I'm not the handsomest guy in Town, but at least I look like a proper Tavern owner. Well, at least I used to that is." "Looking like this could really put a damper on my business."

"Ok, then", says Grim. After you close the Bar for the night....close early if you can...meet me behind the Tavern." "Hopefully we won't have to worry about Harry and his Angels, but I think they are off on a mission". "Pack a Canteen and some energy Bars, Binoculars...and a weapon. I'll do the same".

Salty looks a bit shaky, but relieved at the same time. "I knew I could count on you Grim." "Dern straight!", says Grim. The two friends enjoy their Coffee as they quietly make their plans.

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on Apr 22, 17 10:01 PM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

Squiggy Squirrel opens one Eye. All he sees is icey blue sky. Then he slowly opens the other Eye. Same icey blue sky. Taking a deep breath he raises himself a tiny bit and carefully scans the Ice Rock. Still no sign of Henry, but no sign of any scary beasts either! Better check for injuries. He wiggles each paw...yes that was four and they are all ok. Then he wiggles his nose. That's okay too. Squiggy swishes his tail...yep, that's ok too! Close call, thinks Squiggy, but somehow I managed not to get eaten, thank goodness!

Squiggy scampers out of the Ice Rock. He must think carefully about what to do about this strange situation. Squiggy has never heard a word before about dangerous beasts at Midnight Castle. Lost in thought, Squiggy slowly makes his way back to the cottage, stopping to ponder as he munches the occasional Acorn. The first thing he decides, is that as a member of a family of "professional investigators", maybe it's time to try out his own sleuthing skills. Squiggy's always kind of wanted to be like his siblings Grimdahl Tiger and Harry Hedgehog. Heck, they are practically famous! But, he can't tell Grim about this, or he will be punished for sure. And he can't tell Harry Hedgehog because if he tried to be an "Angel" he would stick out like a sore thumb. What to do? What to do? And then Squiggy has an idea. He knows EXACTLY which sibling to tell about this. And he's pretty sure he will agree to a "secret investigation" and NEVER breathe a word about it. Yep, that's it! Lenny Lemur is the perfect choice for this partnership!

Squiggy scampers home to get the mission started. And maybe Lucky Lemur will even want to be a part of the "team" as well! Squiggy is quite pleased with himself for thinking up such a great idea. Proud as punch, Squiggy scampers off to look for Lenny Lemur.

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on May 13, 17 10:09 AM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

One by one, Harry Hedgehog and his Angels climb back up the ladder to the deck. What meets their Eyes is shocking. Could that really be Skull Pete? They all stare at the odd man made entirely of tin who is now frozen in place like a Statue, unable to speak (or sing).

Unsure what to do, the Angels observe for a moment. Nothing happens. Then, they think they hear something. The Tin Man is making a noise! But, what is it? (Harry moves closer, since he is in charge, it falls to him.) As Harry leans in, the noise comes again...a squeaky noise from a mouth that is barely moving. "Say again", Harry whispers. Again comes the noise. It sounds to Harry like "Boil Pan". "Odd thinks Harry", as he looks around for a Pan, but sees nothing, and anyway who ever heard of boiling a Pan? Shaking his head, Harry returns to the Angels, lamenting "I can't understand what he is saying."

"Let me try!", says Dude Hedgehog. Harry agrees, since he certainly didn't have any luck. Dude approaches the Tin Man. Smiling, Dude says, "Hello, Sir". The Tin Man replies with the same squeaky noise he's been making. But, Dude thinks he knows what it is! "I think he's saying "Oil Can"!, Dude shouts to the Angels. In seconds, the Angels spring into action. Nothing on the deck. Nothing near the Mermaid. Down into the hold they go, and after a few minutes, Homer Hedgehog spies it. There's an Oil Can over by the Cannon!

Racing back up the stairs, the Angels watch as Homer squirts Oil into all of the Tin Man's joints, including the corners of his mouth. And after a moment, the Tin Man slowly moves each joint absorbing the Oil. Then, with a jerk and a screeching noise, he begins to move, clumsily at first, but soon without any trouble.

"Thank goodness", says Skull Pete. "You don't know how glad I am to see you guys. If I rust up again, just give me a few squirts." "But right now, I'd be grateful if you could help me figure out how this happened to me. I passed out last night with my Rum Bottle...nothing unusual about that. But, when I woke up this morning....well, here you see it. And I am of a mind that this could be nothing else but Witchcraft!" "Harry, will you and your Angels help me with a covert-op to get to the bottom of this?"

Of course the word "covert-op" is music to the ears of every Angel. They nod eagerly, as Homer Hedgehog removes a Writing Piece and Pen from his backpack, and they begin to make plans.

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on May 14, 17 9:05 AM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

Henry the Archeologist is confused and concerned. This morning, there have been some very strange reactions at the sight of him, and little Squiggy Squirrel even threw himself on the ground like he was ducking for cover!

Henry feels he must get to the bottom of this and soon, so he decides to go take a look in the Mirror Nave. Standing before the Mirror, he can't believe what he is seeing! First Rustle the Troll, and now this? A huge hairy beast stares back at Henry. A Lion? As far as Henry knows, there have never been any Lions in Midnight Castle. But, it appears there is one now, and it is HIM! How could that be?? Is there something wrong with the Mirror? Henry looks down at himself, and noticing the Tail, he shakes his head in disbelief.

There is only one thing to do. He must find Grimdahl Tiger! Sneaking under cover of Brush, and hiding behind Trees, he carefully makes his way to the cottage at the edge of the Elvyn Forest.

Meanwhile, Valeria Steiner has overslept and is running late for the Chapel bake sale today. It's her responsibility to direct the patrons as they enter the Chapel and to help them find what they are looking for, be it Biscuits, Cakes, or pie. With little time to spare, Valeria rushes out of the house without so much as Brushing her hair. She'll take care of that later.

Catching a glimpse of her reflection as she passes the Doll Showcase display window, she stops dead in her tracks. What on earth? What is she wearing and what kind of a hair-do is that?? Valeria would never be caught dead in an outfit like this one! But, with no time to waste, she proceeds to the Chapel. "Just act normal", she tells herself. "Whatever this is will have to wait until the bake sale is over. The one saving grace is that nobody is going to recognize me anyway."

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by NoFishToday on May 17, 17 1:30 PM
Two Wild and Crazy Guys (continued):

Henry the Archeologist (most recently known as the "Cowardly Lion") manages to reach the cottage at the edge of the Elvyn Forest undetected, and breaths a sigh of relief. Now comes the hard part. Finding Grimdahl Tiger without being found out by anyone else. So, he can't just walk up and knock on the door. And he can't shoot ash particles at the windows, because he doesn't know which room belongs to Grim. And he certainly can't let out a big roar...that would attract attention, and not necessarily from Grim. This leaves him with few options. Well, really only one. He will have to wait patiently until Grimdahl leaves the cottage. Covering himself in leaves and Ivy, Henry hunkers down low to the ground, peers through the Brush, and waits. And waits.

And then suddenly, out the back door comes none other than Grimdahl Tiger himself! "Psst", whispers Henry. "PSST!", Henry whispers, this time louder. No reaction from Grim. "Oh, heck", thinks Henry, "this is bad enough, so it can't get much worse". And with this, he picks up a Rock (not a really big one), slings it at Grimdahl, and hits him square on the jaw. Grimdahl looks around, and heads angrily in the direction from which the Rock came. "Lenny Lemur is NOT going to be happy when I get ahold of him!", thinks Grimdahl.

And then suddenly, he is face to face, not with Lenny Lemur, but with a huge Lion! Being a Tiger, Grim is not afraid of Lions, in fact, we already know that Grim is not afraid of anything. So, Grim bares his teeth in a menacing way, and looks the Lion straight in the Eye. But, much to Grim's surprise, the Lion cowers away, and then says in a timid voice, "Grim!" "It's me, Henry." "And I need your help!"

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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Jun 3, 17 4:29 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

"Found it!" announces Chester Cat.

At my bewildered look, he explains. "Something to do. I know that I sometimes go chest hunting with the others. And I have bought back gold chests from all through Midnight Castle - the Castle Vicinity, the Castle Gates, the Castle Entry (sure had a tussle with the Keeper of the Castle with that one - had to find a second one just for him), Ice Rock, Throne Hall, Forbidden Tower (thankfully the Wise Dragon wasn't there at the time), to name just a few. But I want to do MORE!"

Chester makes himself comfortable on the bearskin rug in front of the fireplace. Brodie Bunny had recently cleaned the chimney. Floyd Fire Rooster has scratched out all the Ash Particles from the fireplace and set some small embers flaming. I admit it was cosy.

"Cee_For Cat has a job and a business. I know I help them sometimes but mostly he jeers at me for being so lazy. Once I was a Champion Cat (when the Tournaments were on). Now I need a job!" he exclaims. "And I know just the one for me! It suddenly came to me when I was listening to the Lady Reader in the Summer Garden read the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. I will be the Rat Catcher for Midnight Castle!" he says drowsily.

Soon Chester is fast asleep dreaming of a bright blue uniform with shiny gold buttons. To complete his outfit, he will need a greenish blue hat. He knows just which one for he saw it in Kaley's Fancy Goods Store. But it needs a little something. Perhaps a white feather? Where would he find a Goose Feather? Then nothing but gentle zzzzzzzzzzzzz.


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[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Jun 19, 17 6:43 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

Neighs and brays as well as yips, yaps and barks filled the yard with lots of loud noise as Eugene Donkey, Pedro Pony, Itchi Woolly Paw, Pup Puppy and Oki Sled Dog played a fast and furious game of Tag. Unable to hear the Nature Sounds, I went indoors. Only to hear - - - - -

"Oh! What Big Eyes you have!" repeated in varying tones from squealing to deep and mumbling. An equally loud voce piped in often with "No! No! No!" I went to investigate.

Opening the door to Petunia Pig's room (source of the noise), I peered in. There stood Petunia with a red towel draped over her head, reciting "Oh! What Big Eyes you have!" Spotting me, Petunia's lines were said in an Apprehensive Tone. "That's it! That's the way to say it" called Heather Hippo.

Petunia rushed in to explain. "The Midnight Castle Theatrical Society is putting on a pantomime. Little Red Riding Hood! I would be perfect as the so we were practicing. Corky Pig could be the lumberjack and rescue me from the Big Bad Wolf." Petunia almost swoons as she adds the last part.

Looking at me, she asks if it is okay to go audition. I nod. Amid girlish giggling, the duo set off. Petunia still 'in costume' (that is, wearing the red towel).

Later Petunia and Heather returned in a somewhat glum mood. "They gave the role to Anabel," said Petunia. I wiped a Child's Tear from her face. Petunia brightened when she added "The fellow doing the auditions told me to try out again when they do another pantomime! Soon I'll be a star."

Then she showed me a pile of plain stamps that the director had given her as a 'thank you' for auditioning. They were tickets to the pantomime. Enough for everyone to go see the show. In a very short Measure of Time, excited pets surrounded Petunia & Heather.


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[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Jul 11, 17 9:16 PM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

"Aahh!" I sigh in pleasure as I relax in a chair on the verandah, the Evening Serenity wrapping around me. Then .............

Petunia Pig appears. "Here's a footstool to put your feet on!"

Pup Puppy rushes onto the verandah, misses his footing and slides into my chair, bumping his head. He gets up, shakes himself & gives me a goofy grin. My slippers are in his mouth.

Heather Hippo approaches. "Here's a cup of coffee, made just the way you like it!"

"Would you like a blanket to cover your knees?" asks Perdita Pegasus.

What is going-on? I wonder. I don't have long to wait. Petunia Pig produces a poster from behind her back. "The Bremen Musicians are coming to Midnight Castle. I would so like to go to their concert. Please say yes!" All eyes are on me as a chorus of pleas & pleases come from the other pets.

"Who?" I ask. "They are only the 'hottest' band to hit the music scene" replies Mandy Manticore as she dramatically fans herself. "That howl from the bass guitarist sends shivers through my scales," adds Emerald Dragon. "Oh, please say yes!"

I look at the poster Petunia is waving under my nose. "It will cost a gold chest for each of you," I yelp. "We can each find that. Can't we?" Petunia appeals to her siblings. "You find the chest. You can go!" I state.

The pets head to their rooms to plan strategy to get those chests!
"Does anyone know any tricks/ tips to getting a gold chest?" queries Tilda Bunny.
"Where is the best place to look?" ponders Itch Woolly Paw.
"I wonder if 2 silver chests equals a gold chest," asks Heather. "I am much better at finding silver ones."
Gabbi Griffin sighs. She only ever gets wooden chests. Chester Cat asks 'what's the matter?" When Gabbi tells him, he volunteers to find a gold chest for her if she does his chores for a week.
"I have an idea! An Envoy from the East has come. And the Midnight Castle Council has issued a Castle Challenge to its citizens to impress the Envoy." says Steffany Squirrel "Maybe we can help with the Challenge? Must be something we can do or maybe we can help others to do their tasks."

Ideas kept floating. As the Nightingale Voice commences, the pets troop off to bed. They want an early start tomorrow to get those gold chests!


to be continued ...................

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[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Aug 6, 17 12:20 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

The Hymn of Dawn had barely begun when Chester Cat bounded out of bed. He wanted to get an early start. After all, he had 2 gold chests to find - one for him and one for Gabbi Griffin. He donned his spiffy new outfit - a bright blue coat with gold buttons. He settled his new green hat with its Goose Feather adornment on his head at a jaunty angle and set off for Town.

When he reached the City Square, he heard. "Eeek!" screamed by a lady. "Help!" called another. Chester spotted the reason for the chaos. Sly the Rat and some of his cronies were climbing out of the broken window of the Doll Showcase. Quick as a flash, Chester pounced. He caught a couple but Sly managed to get away.

"OH, thank you," breathed a lady. "Well done, young man!" said a gentleman in a suit. "You are good at catching rats," called a city official. Others took up the call dubbing Chester the Midnight Castle Rat Catcher. Chester's chest puffed out. The official gave Chester a gold chest for performing his civic duty.

"One gold chest" thought Chester. "Only need to find one more".

Continuing on his way, he entered the Chapel. Chester decided to ask the Owl in the Confessional if he was hungry. The owl devoured the rats and as a thank you gave Chester a gold chest.

Task complete, Chester headed home.


to be continued ...........

 
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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Aug 6, 17 8:50 PM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

The pets gathered around the Gnome Road Sign and looked at the list of Castle Challenges issued by the Midnight Castle Council. They looked thoughtful.

Hoppy Tiger decided that he would tackle the challenge of "Help friends 5 times". Now who would he help first? "Anabel, I think" he muttered. Calling Mia Meow, he set off for the Dark Tower.

When he told Anabel, he was gong to help her, she was very relieved. Trying to guard the Dark Tower and complete the tasks given to her by the Council was proving very difficult. The Council wanted Destiny Keys so they could craft the Keys of Fate to gift to the Envoy from the East. So they had given a list of tasks to each citizen.

Can you help me with these tasks:
Explore the Crypt.
Look carefully in the Stone Bowl.
They wonder what's in the Birdcage?
I also need to give them the Wizard's Ball and the Golden Watermark.
I have the other items they need.

Hoppy & Mia nodded and set off for the Caste Vicinity.

Inside the Crypt it was gloomy. Hoppy was ever so glad when he found a Torch. Now they could see what was there. The light glinted off something to Mia's right so she went to investigate. She found a silver chest. She was very happy. Hoppy discovered a rusty chest and wondered if that was what Anabel wanted? They exited the Crypt with the Torch, the rusty chest & the silver chest.

Planning which task to tackle next, Hoppy mused aloud "Where could he find the Wizard's Ball or the Golden Watermark?" "Don't know about the Wizard's Ball but I saw one of those Watermark things in the Iron Chest over there," said a gnome that stood beside the Burnt Tree. It was Mechanogle the Engineer. "Ask the vampire bride in the Crypt for the key." He turned back to the plans he was inspecting.

Hoppy looked bemused at this piece of information & its giver. Then he shook himself and dived back into the Crypt. He politely requested the key. Hoppy was very good at being polite. The vampire bride extended a Vampire Palm. In it was a red eye - a Murderer's Eye. Shivering Hoppy took the eye and proceeded to the Iron Chest. In the chest was the Golden Watermark.

Hoppy and Mia headed back to Anabel.


to be continued ...............

 
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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by tutorqueen on Aug 7, 17 3:45 AM
Dot you certainly can spin a "tale". Thanks for the entertainment.

 
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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Aug 7, 17 4:46 AM
Tutorqueen, glad you are enjoying the thread. Have fun in the castle.

Dot

 
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Re:Pets Gone Wild (possible spoilers in tales)

[Post New]by aussie_Dot on Aug 7, 17 5:42 AM
continuing the saga of "Dot's Home For Misfit Pets"

Anabel thanked Hoppy Tiger and Mia Meow for their assistance. She kept the Torch and the Golden Watermark. She told the pets that they could keep the chests. Hoppy thanked her and said they would be off to complete the other tasks.

They stopped at the Castle Gates and looked at the Birdcage. The large Redblrd in the cage did not look friendly. "Psst!" whispered the cherub in the Broken Well. "Here use this to distract him." She handed Hoppy a Shard of Soul. Hoppy put the crystal in the lock. It glistened in the sun sending out a shower of colours. While the Redbird was mesmerized, Hoppy quickly searched the area. All he found was a Rusty Cage. He hoped Anabel would be satisfied with it. He did not want tangle with that big bird.

Mia and Hoppy continued on their way. Through the Castle Entry and the Throne Hall they went. Cautiously they moved through the Dungeon of the Cursed and breathed a sigh of relief when they dropped down into the Underground Grotto. With no Arabella Scales the place seemed deserted to Hoppy. They did spy 2 rusty chests in the A-frame hut though.

The duo headed for the Stone Bowl. After asking permission from the resident mermaid, Hoppy & Mia looked carefully through the Stone Bowl. They found a square crystal. "That's called Stability," said the mermaid. Hoppy thanked her.

"Now all we have to do is find the Wizard's Ball," remarked Hoppy. "Try the Pirate Ship over on Mirror Lake ," commented the mermaid. Calling their appreciation, Hoppy and Mia hurried to Mirror Lake.

"What a mess!" hissed Ma. So they tidied up as they looked for the Wizard's Ball. But they did not find it. Though they did find 2 silver chests. They were about to leave when the crab yelled "Catch!" and lobbed a ball at them. A Wizard's Ball.

Nodding their thanks, the duo raced back to Anabel at the Dark Tower Gates. Stone Bowl, Birdcage and Wizard's Ball done! Anabel was very happy and gave each of the pets a gold chest.

Tired but thrilled with their chests (1 gold, 2 silver & 1 rusty for Mia and 1gold, 1 silver & 2 rusty chests for Hoppy), the duo headed home.


to be continued ..............

 
 
 
 
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