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By Shantall AddisonPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Once upon a time, there was a mischievous little dog named Rufus. He was a scruffy terrier with curly fur that always seemed to be in his eyes. Rufus was the type of dog that always got into trouble, but he was so adorable that his owners couldn't stay mad at him for long.

Rufus's favorite pastime was digging in the backyard. He would spend hours digging up dirt and burying bones, and his owners were constantly finding holes in the lawn. One day, Rufus dug so deep that he found a mysterious object buried in the ground. It was a shiny metal box, and Rufus was determined to get it out.

He dug and dug until he finally managed to unearth the box. But when he opened it, he found that it was full of dog treats! Rufus was thrilled and immediately gobbled up as many treats as he could. From that day on, he spent all his time digging in the hopes of finding more treasure.

Despite his love of digging, Rufus also had a mischievous side. He loved to play pranks on his owners, and he was especially fond of stealing their shoes. Whenever his owners left their shoes lying around, Rufus would sneak up and grab them, then run around the house with them in his mouth. His owners would chase after him, laughing, but it always took them ages to get their shoes back.

One day, Rufus took his love of pranks a step further. He discovered that his owners had a collection of hats hanging on hooks by the front door. So, he snatched one of the hats and took off running. This time, however, he didn't just run around the house – he ran outside and down the street!

His owners chased after him, calling his name, but Rufus was having too much fun to stop. He ran through the park, down the sidewalk, and even into a busy street. Cars honked their horns as he darted in and out of traffic, but Rufus was too quick for them.

Finally, he stopped in front of a little girl who was walking with her mother. Rufus dropped the hat at the girl's feet, wagged his tail, and waited for her to pick it up. The little girl was delighted and couldn't stop laughing at the silly dog who had brought her a hat. Rufus's owners finally caught up to him, breathless and relieved to find him safe. They apologized to the little girl and retrieved their hat, but they couldn't help but smile at Rufus's antics.

Despite his mischievous ways, Rufus was also a loyal and loving dog. He loved to snuggle up with his owners on the couch and would wag his tail whenever they walked in the door. He was always there to greet them with a wag and a lick, no matter how long they had been away.

One day, Rufus's owners decided to take him on a road trip. They loaded him into the car and set off on a long journey through the countryside. Rufus loved the wind in his fur and the new smells that surrounded him. He sat on his owner's lap and watched as the world flew by.

As they drove through a particularly scenic area, Rufus suddenly jumped out of the car! His owners were terrified – they had no idea where he had gone. They searched for hours, calling his name, but there was no sign of Rufus.

Just as they were about to give up hope, they heard a faint barking in the distance. They followed the sound and found Rufus, happily chasing a rabbit through a field. He looked up as his owners approached and ran over, wagging his tail.

From that day on, Rufus's owners were even more protective of him.

Short Story

About the Creator

Shantall Addison

Hi there! My name is Shantall and I'm a freelance writer. I have been pursuing my passion in storytelling for sometime now . I specialize in writing about travel and fictional stories, I hope you find my work fun, interesting and exciting.

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