As soon as the sun threw its first warm rays of sunshine into the cabin, Lizzie was awake. Normally she would snooze at least an hour before breakfast and two hours after, but not today! Today they had a mission! She stretched out only once, but all the way from her toes to the tip of her tail, and hopped off her bed as quiet as the sneaky cat that was often checking out their garden. It was almost as if she was sliding from one side to the other to collect all the items that she could find laying around.
Dog tag: check!
It didn’t take long for the sun to reach Mogwai’s pillow, and as soon as that happened, she was wide awake. Both glanced at Oona’s pillow where the loud snoring continued unperturbed, they giggled softly and agreed on gently waking up Oona.
Now, gently doesn’t work that well with Oona. As she traveled quickly from dreamland back to reality, she woke up abruptly and from the shock, she rolled over, and fell onto the floor with a loud bang. Oops.
She flapped her head to shake off the last vague dream images and looked super impressed at Lizzie’s work. While they crossed off the list together, Mogwai made some sandwiches and got their backpacks ready. “Woofers, we’re ready to go!”
All day, until the summer sun started to fade behind the pines, they spent looking for all the items on the list. Some were easy, some were truly difficult to find. Only one more item was on their list as the light was turning blue and darker clouds packed together above their heads. Suddenly a strong wind ruffled their fur, rippling the lake and bending the tall grasses surrounding them. A storm was coming!
Mogwai took the lead and while they didn’t want to give up, they had to get back home before the clouds would burst. As quick as they could, they collected everything in their backpacks, but then Lizzie looked back towards the lake- and she wasn’t even sure why- and she spotted something that was only visible at the exact moment that the wind pulled the grass… it was a feather! The last item on their list! While the others had already started running, she turned back, quickly grabbed the feather, and sprinted after the others while the first giant cold drops fell from the sky, trees started sweeping back and forth and fierce thunder came closer and closer.