by Connor, age 3
There was a boy named Connor. Connor was three years old. One day, he took a long walk with his mommy. His mommy wouldn't let him bring his dog Mercury with him, even though he really wanted to bring Mercury.
On the walk, he met a lot of other dogs. By the time he had arrived back at home, he had met twenty dogs! He met big dogs, little dogs and medium sized dogs. He met dogs with short legs, dogs with long tails and dogs with floppy ears, and he also met dogs with long legs, short tails and straight ears. He met dogs with rough fur and dogs with soft fur. He met dogs with long fur and dogs with short fur. He met brown dogs, black dogs, yellow dogs, ginger-colored dogs and even white dogs. He met puppies, young dogs and old dogs too.
Only two dogs were unfriendly and had owners that wouldn't let him pet them. All of the other dogs let Connor pet them and were very friendly. One small black puppy gave Connor dog kisses! When a dog licks you, it is his way of kissing you, and the little puppy licked Connor's cheek. It jumped up to do it and surprised Connor, but Connor laughed and was happy.
Even though Connor got to meet all of those dogs, he still missed his dog Mercury. Mercury was a very fluffy collie. And Mercury loved to go for walks with Connor.
When Connor got home, he met one last dog. It was Mercury! Connor went straight into the house and hugged his dog Mercury and played with him, because he really loved his dog.