Sammi was having the saddest summer ever. Her mother was in the Army and had been sent overseas. She had no choice but to leave Sammi in the care of her grandparents at their farm. Sammi loved her Grandma and Grandpa; they took good care of her and did their best to make her feel at home. But she missed her own house in the city and her friends, and most of all she missed her Mama. They got to visit often on the computer, blowing kisses at each other's faces on the screen, but it wasn't the same as having her there to snuggle up with at night.
It broke her grandparents heart to see their beloved Sammi so sad. She willingly helped Grandma with washing the dishes and baking, and Grandpa with feeding the chickens and gathering eggs, but more often than not, when the chores were done they would find her sitting out in the yard looking so very forlorn.
Grandpa had an idea that he thought just might help. He whispered his secret to Sammi's Grandma, then headed off on a special errand in his truck. He returned about an hour later and headed out to the backyard with a wiggling bundle of pure energy in his arms. One tiny yip was enough to turn Sammi's head in their direction. Within seconds she was up and running across the yard toward the little pup she would name Sunshine, who was destined to become the best friend she ever had.
This post was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the prompt choices this week are sorrow and surprise...
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