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Browsing Archive: March, 2014

Fluffy takes flight, by Julia Millen

Posted by Amanda Symes on Thursday, March 13, 2014,
Fluffy was still perched high in the sycamore tree on shaky, spindly branches. Bob was at the top step of the ladder, but he couldn't reach Fluffy's branch. He had a strange machine in his hand. Suddenly there was an awful screeching noise. Bob was holding onto the ladder with one hand and jabbing at a lower branch with the machine. With a crash the little branch below broke off and was gone - Fluffy was still on her branch but she was flying. The ground was a long way below, and getting clos...
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Fluffy

Posted by Julia Millen on Monday, March 10, 2014,


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Fluffy's Big Adventure - by Julia Millen. Continued...

Posted by Julia Millen on Sunday, March 9, 2014,
Fluffy clung to the spindly top branches, swaying with the wind. 
'There she is.' Annette, Bob and the other man were standing at the foot of the tree looking up and pointing.
'How do we get her down?'
'She'll come by herself - when she's hungry.'
Fluffy stayed where she was. Annette kept on calling, but Fluffy would not move from her perch. She was scared of the dogs. The wind howled and shrieked in the treetops.  
Darkness came with more wind and rain. It was a long night. Fluffy was wet and co...
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Fluffy's Big Adventure, by Julia Millen

Posted by Amanda Symes on Tuesday, March 4, 2014,
Not long after breakfast Fluffy was sitting on the porch having a bit of a wash: a big effort with extra long fur. She heard an engine noise: a Ute was coming up the drive. She watched as a man got out and then she saw them: three big dogs in the back. Fluffy made a quick dash under a bush. Annette and Bob came out of the house. The dogs started barking and then jumped down to the ground: Bella - a golden retriever; Murph - a ginger mongrel; Lucy - a retro-doodle. The dogs were nosing about a...
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Babu's song, by Julia Millen

Posted by Amanda Symes on Monday, March 3, 2014,
Babu had been in his new home for 2 days. Still a bit nervous, he spent a lot of time hiding behind the piano or under the bed. Sometimes he came out to practice his old tricks - like shredding the cushion covers and biting leaves off the indoor plants. He was pleased when the new people gave him tastier food. On his second night he had fresh fish - one of his favourites. That night the phone rang. It was the children from his old home in Auckland.
'How's Babu?' they said.
'He's settling down...
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