Charlie Brown’s mouth quivered.
“I can’t eat, Lucy. I can’t sleep. Nothing has been the same since Snoopy went away…”
He looked down at his feet, crestfallen.
“Let’s go play some football. That will cheer you up…”
Linus looked up from his piano and said: “Uh oh…”
It all started with the row about Snoopy being late coming back from the beach and it just got worse and worse; Snoopy took off his collar and left with Woodstock. No one knew where he was, not even Peppermint Patty.
She said: “No, Chuck, I just don’t know where the kid with the big nose went. Maybe Marcie has an idea…”
Marcie shook her head: “I have no idea, Sir.”
It turns out that Snoopy got a letter from his first owner Lila. She was sick in hospital and needed Snoopy to cheer her up. Then she wanted Snoopy to go back and live with her.
Charlie Brown didn’t want Snoopy to go. Snoopy didn’t want to go. None of the kids wanted Snoopy to go. They even threw him a leaving party and Snoopy distributed all his belongings.
But Snoopy felt he owed it to Lila. She was his first owner, after all.
Now, here he was, about to try to kick that football again…and missing it AGAIN.
“Why don’t I ever learn?” he cried.
“Snoopy, Come home! I need you too.”
Snoopy and Woodstock stood outside Lila’s apartment building.
Snoopy sighed and Woodstock twittered angrily. Anyone who spoke bird would have heard him angrily saying: “You’re in such a mess now, aren’t you? Do NOT go and live with this girl!”
All along the way, Snoopy and Woodstock had seen ‘No Dogs Allowed’ signs. They were at the library, at the beach, and at the hospital. Snoopy had to sneak in to see Lila in there.
Woodstock twittered and chirped and pointed to the sign on Lila’s apartment building: ‘No Dogs Allowed’.
That was it! That was how he could go back to Charlie Brown!
Lila had to admit Snoopy couldn’t live there. She was disappointed, but her cat seemed pretty pleased!
So, Snoopy and Woodstock rushed back to Charlie Brown’s house. The kids were overjoyed to see him, carrying him on their shoulders to his doghouse.
Snoopy sat down in front of his typewriter and the kids waited for his words…
“I NEED MY STUFF BACK…” the note said.
Linus had to give back the croquet and chess sets. Schroeder had to give back the record collection.
They were all annoyed then!
Lucy said: "That does it, Charlie Brown! He's your dog and you're welcome to him!"
Charlie Brown was annoyed too.
The next day, Snoopy went to find Peppermint Patty.
“Hey, kid, where’ve ya been?” she asked.
Snoopy showed her a note.
“I’M THINKING OF OPENING A BUSINESS NEAR THE BEACH. AN OUTDOOR DOG CAFÉ WHERE PEOPLE CAN BRING THEIR DOGS, AND PEOPLE WITHOUT DOGS CAN COME AND MEET THEM AND GET CHEERED UP.”
“Cool idea, kid!” Patty said.
The note continued: “I WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL MY INGREDIENTS ARE FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES, WE DON’T ADD TO THE LITTER ON THE BEACH, AND WE RECYCLE AS MUCH AS WE CAN. PROTECTING THE ENVIROMNENT IS IMPORTANT AND THE LAW SAYS WE MUST DO IT, TOO.”
Patty nodded: “You’re right, kid. Do you need some help with that?”
Snoopy nodded back.
“OK, Marcie has some great contacts at Penarth Management who will help you ensure you’re complying with environmental and food safety regulations. They’ll help you prove it to your customers, too, with international standards like ISO 14001.”
Woodstock started chirping angrily.
Snoopy pulled out his typewriter and wrote: “HE THINKS IT’LL BE A LOT OF WORK.”
Patty smiled: “Doesn’t have to be too much work, kid, if you put everything in the cloud.”
Woodstock looked up to the sky.
“No, not THAT cloud. Online compliance software in the computing cloud,” Patty said.
“My life coaching business uses one called Mango. It allows me and Marcie to access our records wherever we are, even when we’re on the beach.”
Woodstock danced a happy little dance.
“We’ll be down there this afternoon, if you’d like to join us.”
Snoopy sighed. He typed: “THERE ARE NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH…”
Patty smiled: “Leave your dog at home, kid!”
Snoopy covered his face in his hands and Woodstock sniggered.
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