Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Saving Sammy"

The rain had been falling all night.
But now the sky was blue.
I was gazing at the clouds,
as they stretched across the sky, and floated.

I noticed that my birdie friends ,the swallows
were sailing above my head.
They were showing off in the sky,,,
how they fly,
how they soar,
and they tumble,
and dive,
and do circus tricks.

The sounds of spring were everywhere.
Frogs were croaking.
Birds were singing.
Crows were chattering.
Chickens were clucking.
Roosters were crowing.
Cows were bellowing.
The wind was whistling,
And I, was doing one of my favorite things to do,
I was daydreaming.

And then I heard ,,,,,
And then I heard silence.
Total silence.

I ran as fast as a pug could run.
I ran to the sound, that my ears were hearing.
And there on the ground before me,,,, was Sammy.
Sammy, was my sweet fishie friend, who lived in the shallow creek.
"Oh Sammy" I cried -
"What happened"?
"Why are you out of the water"?

"What's a Tweedles to Do"?

Sammy lay motionless.
I knew I must do something, fast.
Time was very important.
There are big decisions, that I must make.
I opened my mouth and grabbed Sammy.
"I must decide now!"
"I must decide now, " I mumbled to myself.

Quick like a bunny, I ran!!
I ran so fast, that I almost slipped in a mud puddle!
All that I could think of was:
I must help Sammy,,,, and I knew exactly what to do.
I knew exactly where to go.

I could hear the sound of the rushing water ahead of me.
Faster, and faster, I ran.
Suddenly I was at the waters edge, and I stopped.
I slid in the mud, and I opened my mouth.
Sammy flew from my lips, and sailed into the air.
Sammy sailed and tumbled like a feather in the wind.
Sammy looked like he was flying, and then I heard a big splash!
I watched closely as Sammy's little fishie body, just floated.
Silently floated.
I yelled "Swim Sammy, swim!!"
And then my voice quivered as I softly whispered "You must swim".
Sammy lay silently,,,, floating.
Just floating.
Suddenly, 8 lilly pads appeared and began to circle around Sammy.
In an instant 8 frogs were leaping from their lilly pads, and into the water.
There was so much splashing, that I could not see.
Soon there was more splashing ,and the frogs were tickling Sammy.
Sammy opened his eyes,
Sammy gulped.
Sammy started to move his fins.
Sammy was blinkling his hugmongus eyes,
just like when you wake up from a bad dream.

Then, Sammy began to splash and swim.
I stood in awe, as I watched this miracle.
I don't know why Sammie was out of the water.
I don't know what happened.
Sometimes, we don't have all the answers.
Sometimes we do not know why.
Sometimes I wonder why,,,,, why things happen.
I wonder if you ever wonder - why things happen?
But today, I do know,,,

I helped my fishie friend,
And now my heart is singing.
That is what matters to me.
And now my heart is singing.
Nitey nite my friends

Now it is time to tell you about my new Awards.
I am so honored that these friends thought of ME!
I would like to share all these awards with all my friends.
Will you come and take them, if you have not received them?
This award came from my wonderful friends,
Tiffy,the little one at
Tiffy still wants to play tag- I will try to play soon.
Guero,Coco Chanel,Brinks,Bella, Tiger and Lucky

This pawsome Award came from my friends at


The WriggleButts said...

You're a very good fish friend, Tweedles!



We think it's time to hit the swimming pool! Put on your trunks and we'll meet you there!

Riley and Star.

Anonymous said...

Tweedles, that's so sweet of you to help Sammy but oh my gosh! We were on the edge of our seats until we knew Sammy was swimming safely!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Tweedles -

We all looovvveee your story. That was so nice of you to help Sammy you new little fish friend!!! Mommy says you did look like a little bunny running.
You are such a beautiful poet. Your stories are truely amazing!
My Mommy reads to me a lot. She reads E. B. White and my favorite story The Runaway Bunny. I think when it's time for my bedtime I want Mommy to read me your stories instead. Your Mommies must be really proud of you little tweedles!!!

Your friend

Smushie Ranch said...

Tweedles, that was a close call! You're such a good friend to return him to the water.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Winston Wilbur said...

Thank goodness you found him and got him back into the water. Thanks to your post I will know what to do if my new fish MR Fish, accidentally leaps out of his new tank.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Tweedles
What a story. Did you drop fishy into the water? Have fun hopping around BOL
Benny & Lily

Soggibottom said...

Lots of people always fish around here. We don't.... as we think everyone should live and let live. We have frogs in the garden. No ! they can't be the yours too !
Well I never..... small world eh ?

We also feed the frogs, they have loads of slugs to eat. We try not to feed the slugs :-)
x x x Amie Soto Blossom x x x

dw said...

I'm so glad you helped Sammy get back into the water where a fishie belongs! I'm also glad that Sammy is okay and swimming again. You're such a good friend to have, Tweedles!

Manon said...

Hi Tweedles,
You saved Sammy!! Yay! That's what friends are for..... getting each other out of!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats on your great awards, Tweedles, but even more congratulations on that wonderful feat you performed to save Sammy. If it weren't for you being in the right place at the right time, who knows what would have hapened? And those lily pads and froggies were so nice to help too - they just knew what a great friend to all you are.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Molly the Airedale said...

You are Sammie's hero, Tweedles!
Congratulations on your awards! You totally deserve them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wilma said...

Oh Tweedles,
You are the best. I was so nervous, I almost couldn't finish your poem. I thought it was going to have a sad ending, and I hate sad endings. Congratulations on your awards, you deserve 'em!

Ying and Yang said...

Tweedles you are AWESOME!!
What an amazing thing you did, but we also wonder how Sammy came to be out of the water, too? Hmm, that's a mystery.
We would love to have to award you offer to all your friends, Mom just has to figure out how to put it on our blog so...a big thank you, Tweedles.

Grins and Kisses,
Ying and Yang

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Tweedles, THANK GOODNESS you knew exactly what to do for Sammy--You are the smartest Pug I know, and also my favorite!! CONGRATS on your awards too, it is well deserved--You're the best!!!! :-)))

Jan Mader said...

I wish everyone could know a puggy like you Tweeds. You are a friend to everyone and everything you see. Congratulations on more awards. You deserve every single one of them!!!

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Chatty Crone said...

Tweedles - you are a hero! A real hero. And I don't know why things happen like they do - but you saved the day.

Hank said...

Tweedles, honey....that's a sweet story.

Me? I woulda hung 'im on my mantle an' told everbody I caught him. Both that's just me.

Arlo The Pug said...

Wow Tweedles! Mom and I think that that story was your best one yet! True heroism! We love, love, love your stories! You are sooo talented and adorable!
Love, Arlo

Unknown said...

Dearest Tweedles
That was a really beautiful story...beautiful and innocent like all your others! You are a breath of fresh air in this world of ours. I love you lots!

Gwen Bell said...

Three arfs and a big HOWL on this are my Hero, Tweedles! You certainly know how to tell a story and the pictures add to the drama. Sammie is so lucky to have a quick thinking friend like you!

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I was on pins and needles reading your story. I hoped it would have a happy ending and it did - hooray!

You are so blessed to have such a great little friend like Sammy. And he's so lucky to have a friend like you. I don't know what would have happened if you hadn't come along but I'm sure glad you did.

The other day when Mom took me by my pond, I notice some of my fish friends splashing and playing in the water. I told them to be careful and they splashed water on me. Silly fish!

Stubby xoxo

Pee-s: Congrats on your awards. What's a Tweedles to do but be awarded for all her hard work?

Puglette said...

hi tweedles! i am so glad you were there to help sammy! and yes, we will be at the pug gala and see melissa. we would love to see you too!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Oh Tweedles,
You touch my heart ********** I love you.
REMEMBER......Don't tell PACO ;)

Kelly said...

Miss Tweedles,
You are such a great friend to ALL creatures! You really saved Sammy!!!

I hope you have a great day, sweet friend!


Scout and Freyja said...

Of every-dog we know you certainly deserve to get awards - lots of them!

We are so furry happy that your sweet fishie friend began to swim! Tweedles, you are such a heroine!

BTW, would you like to have all of your awards in a little movie on your sidebar? Go over to visit Maxdog in South Africa and check out his. Momma made that over the weekend. Just let us know and we will tell momma to get right on it!

Becky said...

Another wonderful story told by the loving little Miss Tweedles! No matter what kind of day I've had, you always make me smile! Congrats on the awards! You're the bestest!

Anonymous said...


kissa-bull said...

oh tweedles love of the pibble pack
we just luved your story vewy much and we were so anxious to know if your sammy was going to be ok
and he ish all because of you sweet cupcake.
please to take the extra pibble sugars we send you way for being sucha hero
the pittie pack

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a great job you did saving Sammy!!! You are definitely a "Good Dog"!

Woofs and Kisses!

Sandy said...

Little Tweedles...your friends are so lucky to have you saving them. I just want to kiss you!!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi tweedles!
oh what a beautiful story!
you did know exactly what to do!
you saved sammy!
he is so lucky to have you as are we!
m & e

Diane said...

Hi Tweedles! You are just the very bestest friend a fishie could have. I'm so glad to hear Sammy is safe now. That was a very sweet story...almost as sweet as you!
xoxoxo Aunt Diane

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

What a great post!
You are such a great pug saving
Sammy! Penny and I hope you are
having a great Tuesday!

-Dana & Penny

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a pawesome furiend woo are to ALL!


Pugelicious said...

You are my hero - what a good friend you are.

James Parker said...

Hola, Tweedles...TacoBelle here. Pokey and me was blog-jogging and read about your fish-saving feat. Stinkfeet thinks a big bird like a hawk musta come down and snatched up Sammy, but dropped him, and he wuz lucky to have you dere so's you could go and put him back in de water so he live to swim anudder day. You a hero...but tell Sammy to keep an eye on de sky. Cya down de road, ole buddy.

Sharon Wagner said...

Congrats! And good job on your fish tale.

Paula said...


Thank goodness you were there to help your friend Sammy! He is swimming again because you are a very good friend to him.