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Latke, the Lucky Dog
By Ellen Fischer, Tiphanie Beeke
Kar-Ben PublishingCopyright © 2014 Ellen Fischer
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I am one lucky dog! Imagine a mutt like me picked as a Hanukkah present.
It happened one day in December when a family walked into the shelter. A mom, a dad and two kids-Zoe and Zach.
Zach said, "I want a big dog."
Uh-oh, I thought. I'm not big.
But Zoe said, "I want a little dog that'll fit in my doll stroller."
I tried to curl up as small as possible, but I'm not little.
Then Mom said," Let's compromise and look for a medium-sized dog."
Yep! That's me. I danced around and wagged my tail. Finally they noticed me.
Dad said, "Look at this one. He's playful, medium-sized, and golden brown, like a fried latke."
And that's how it happened. They took me home on the first Night of Hanukkah and named me Latke. I am one lucky dog!
As we came into the kitchen, something smelled delicious.
This is my home, I thought, so I hopped up on a chair and helped myself.
But Zoe said, "Latke ate all the sufganiyot!"
Then Zach patted me on the Head and said, "Poor, hungry Latke. They didn't feed you enough at that shelter, did they?"
I am one lucky dog!
Excerpted from Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer, Tiphanie Beeke. Copyright © 2014 Ellen Fischer. Excerpted by permission of Kar-Ben Publishing.
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