I remember that very special day, when I first met Murphy. It was a sunny day, at the big ocean. The waves splashed, and crashed and rumbled, to and fro. The sky was as blue, as blue could ever be. It was summer.
Murphy was the cutest little turtle, that I ever did see. He followed me everywhere. I giggled, as I carefully tucked Murphy into my blue coat pocket. I told Murphy that if we were to be friends,.... well then,,,, we must keep this a secret. A secret, just between him and I. I had plans. Yes, plans for Murphy and me. I was bursting at the seams. My mind was consumed with "Murphy thoughts." And the best part of all, is that I was taking Murphy home with me. I am taking Murphy to my home, far away. But, this must remain a secret. Murphy and I had so much fun, walking in my forest. And we played, "I bet you can't bite my tail"! We played with the frogs and we skipped stones in the pond. Murphy snuggled with me, in my bed.
Of course mommy never found out. It was our secret. Murphy loved to take bubble baths. He loved to eat peanut butter cookies and bananas. I loved to eat the very same things! One day, not long ago, Murphy whispered words, into my ear. I thought I did not hear him clearly, and so, I asked Murphy to say it one more time.
And then I heard these words,,,,,, "Please take me home Tweedles. I need to go home." My heart trembled, and my face looked very sad. I was crushed. I dreaded hearing those words.
But, there was only one thing, that I could do. I thought and thought. "I must do the right thing", I told myself. I cannot be selfish. And then I thought some more. And so, in the middle of the night, when the stars were twinkling and everyone was asleep, I very carefully tucked Murphy into my blue coat pocket. It was the very same coat pocket, that I had tucked Murphy into, when we first became friends. I climbed over the mountains, and through streams and I walked and walked. I was exhaugsted. I walked until I could hear the roar of the ocean. The mist from the ocean was now on my lips, and I knew we were close. The sun was now shining in the blue sky. The breeze tickled my ears. The roaring waves were trying to chase me.
With trembling paws I removed Murphy from my jacket pocket, and placed him in the sand. As I looked out into the sea, I saw a huge turtle splashing in the waves. It was looking at Murphy. Murphy started to run into the waves, and then he turned to look at me. Murphy's eyes had huge tears , streaming down his face. My eyes did too. Then Murphy turned and ran as fast as he could- towards the sea. I could hear a voice calling to Murphy. "Murphy come to me" The huge turtle was Murphy's mommie, I told myself. I just knew it. Something in my heart told me. I watched as Murphy ran into the ocean . He disappeared before my eyes. The waves were splashing over him. I yelled to Murphy, "I will follow you". But all I could hear was the roar of the waves echoing down the shore. Muphy was gone. "What's a Tweedles to do"? I thought to myself. I watched and watched. I wished and hoped. I waited and wished some more. And then I got to thinking about home. I wanted to go home. And so I ran and ran through the streams and over the mountains, until I was home. And then do you know what I did? I crawled into bed and snuggled with mommy. Secrets are forever. Nitey nite my friends love tweedles
Hi! I used to be three, but now I am six years old! I am a happy puggy.
I live in the forest, and I talk to the trees.
My wish for all the other little animals in the world- is that they have a "forever home", just like me.
I love being loved- and I wish it for you!