Liz Learns a Lesson
Liz sat down on the bright green grass. She closed her eyes and soaked up the late-afternoon sunshine. “Can you believe it?” she said to her friends Ellie, Amy, and Marion. “Tomorrow is the last day of school!”
“Hel-lo, summer!” Ellie cried joyfully. “Hello, ice cream and swimming and flip-flops—”
“And hello, lots of Critter Club!” added Amy.
The Critter Club was an animal rescue shelter the girls helped start.
Their friend Ms. Sullivan had come up with the idea after the girls found her lost puppy, Rufus. Amy’s mom, a veterinarian, was a huge help too. Together they had turned Ms. Sullivan’s big, empty barn into a cozy shelter for lost and lonely animals.
Thanks to The Critter Club, three abandoned bunnies had new homes. Right now the club had no animal guests . . . except for Rufus, of course!
That was about to change.
Marion opened her notebook.
“We’ve already got ten families signed up for pet sitting!” she said.
Ellie let out a happy squeal. “Yay! Amy’s mom was right. Pet sitting was such a great idea!”