The Car Keys/ Doggie Sitting
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The Car Keys: As Big Bill and Bobby return from an errand, Big Bill asks Bobby to put away his car keys for him. Pretending to pitch a baseball, Bobby throws the keys effortlessly into a bowl on the table by the door. Wanting to emulate his older brother, Little Bill takes the keys and prepares to toss them also when he's interrupted by guests at the door. Andrew and his mother have come over to invite Little Bill to play at their house, so the boys go up to Bill's bedroom to get some toys and put Elephant back in his cage. Little Bill forgets he has the keys in his hand and as he puts Elephant away the keys drop and roll under his bed. Later, as Big Bill and Bobby get ready for Bobby's violin lesson, Big Bill asks what happened to the keys. Bobby asserts that he did put them away, but will start looking for them. Little Bill, remembering what he did, is afraid to tell his brother what happened, fearing their father will be angry. Finally, Little Bill confesses to Bobby what happened; they retrace his steps and find the keys just in time so Bobby doesn't miss the lesson.
Doggie Sitting: April and Bobby want to prove to their parents that they are responsible enough to have another pet, so they agree to dogsit for their neighbor, Mr. Rojas, and watch his dog, Lito. Unfortunately, each of the children has a different agenda planned for the pup: April wants to groom him all day, Bobby wants to train him to be a detective, while Little Bill wants Lito to do tricks. As the kids argue over who takes care of the dog first, poor Lito tries to inform them he's hungry; he finally seeks refuge in Alice the Great's room. The children realize they aren't being very responsible when they can't find Lito anywhere. Once they locate him with their great-grandmother, they resolve to take better care of him, and give him food and water. Alice the Great notes that what pets need most is love and attention, and they should look after Lito just like they do with Elephant.moreless