Bandit (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Puppy Place)
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Lizzie discovers an abandoned Shih Tzu at a highway rest stop, she and her family foster the puppy, but they soon learn that Bandit was abandoned because he needs an expensive operation.
Every day after school I would go next door to pick up Sable, a beautiful collie, and walk him around the block. I got paid 50 cents for each walk. Luckily, Sable was very well-behaved and never even pulled on the leash. I’m not sure if I could have managed five dogs at once, the way Lizzie did! Love from the Puppy Place, Ellen Miles P.S. For double the amount of adorable pups, check out THE PUPPY PLACE SPECIAL EDITION: CHEWY AND CHICA! THE PUPPY PLACE DON’T MISS THE NEXT PUPPY PLACE
this peanut this morning has fallen in love with him. I never saw a dog who made friends faster than this one does. I’m sure someone will come along who wants to take this sweetheart home. I sure wish I could, but I don’t think my cats would appreciate that.” “I’ll take him,” Lizzie announced. “What?” Maria stared at her. “Are you crazy?” Lizzie shrugged. “He needs help.” “But—but,” Maria spluttered. “We’re on our way to the cabin, for one thing. He needs a big operation, for another. And
going on with him. And I need to make a call to an old friend of mine from veterinary school. He’s a surgeon who works in a fancy animal hospital in Boston, and he may be able to help us if Bandit really does need an operation. Anyway, I promise to call you as soon as I know.” Lizzie ran over to give Bandit one last kiss on the head. She could hardly stand to leave him, but Dr. Gibson was right. The most important thing right now was to find out exactly what was wrong with him. At home, Lizzie
any foster puppies staying at the house. But now she had another responsibility: raising money for Bandit’s operation. She needed Charles to do more than his share of puppy care for a while. So she had promised him one-fourth of any Halloween candy she got. She might be sorry about that later, but Halloween was still a long way away. Right now she cared more about getting her dog-walking business going. She had spent the night before making up some flyers. AAA Plus Dog Walkers, the posters said.
petted his big head. “Sit,” she told him. Atlas sat. He looked up at Lizzie. “Wow,” said the woman. “You’re good. Did you say you’re a dog walker? Atlas sure could use more exercise than I can give him, to burn off all that energy. And you look like you could handle him. When can you start?” Lizzie grinned. “How does tomorrow sound?” After that, it was easy. Lizzie talked to people who were in their yards with their dogs. Dad helped her put up flyers on telephone poles, and they stuck them in