13. Day 9
My mom was gone when I woke up in our bed. The strange dog was still sleeping beside the bed. It was a black lab, I wonder why the strange dog was so nice to me. I got out of bed and sniffed the lab on the head. I knew that smell.............it smelled like the alley where I was raised. The black dog woke with a warm smile on his face. The lab said "I am a boy and I am your father." I was not so sure about that.........I walked off to find my mom and Ashley. I found Ashley in the kitchen like normal making breakfast. Ashley said "Your mother is in the backyard." She asked "Do you want out?" I nodded" no." She closed the door and went back making breakfast. I laided down by the lab and to my surprise he gave me a warm welcome and put his paw close to me. I put my paw closer to his, but his paw didn't move from the spot. I touched my paw with his paw and he smiled and said "I promise I will keep you safe from danger." I knew he cared with his kind welcoming green eyes. We fell asleep on the wood floor with our paws touching each other.