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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Treasure of Squeaky Toy Island, Chapter 1- by Mr Geoff

The Treasure of Squeaky Toy Island
Chapter 1

Ahrrrr! 'Twas a dark and stormy night aboard the pretty good ship Rawhide. Aft on the wagging fantail stood Captain Snoopy, a steady paw on the helm, guiding his edible...ah venerable craft over the sort of choppy waves.
Not your typical sea dachshund, (mine, maybe, but not yours), Captain Snoopy was still no stranger to a good sea battle. He and his furry crew had just narrowly escaped plunder by that most feared of Wienerkings, Ernie the Red.
As the ship rolled, Captain Snoopy showed no fear. Good thing he'd packed his thunder shirt. Between howls of wind, and the howls of his crew, Captain Snoopy could just about make out the dark furry figure ascending the ladder-well.
Holding a free paw above his eyes, Captain Snoopy bellowed, “Advance and identify yeself!”
“Captain, 'tis I! Frankie LaFoot, the four-foot Pirate!”
“Ahoy Bowsun Frankie! I trust our booty is safe in the hold!”
“Aye, Captain. We're in the teeth of a boomin' Gale!”
Far up on the prow, the paw-carved figuresnoot Anna Rose stared into the endless sea, her brown, paw-painted eyes seeming to say, “Daddy come catch me!”
Back on the fantail, Captain Snoopy said, “Bowsun, muster the crew!”
“Aye, Cap'n!”
Frankie tried several times to hold the silver pipe with both paws, but after failing on the third attempt, he simply raised his snoobido, and cupped his paws over it as he howled “Ah, oowh-ah!”
Chains rattled around necks, and paws trod across the decks. Captain Snoopy looked down, and said, “Ahoy, mateys! There's fixing to be a gale tonight, but we have to reach squeaky toy island tonight, before Ernie the red! Navigator Muffin, what's our next landfall?”
“Blue Platinum rock, Cap'n.”
“Ahr! Ye didn’t say Blue Platinum Rock?”
“I did, Cap'n.”
“Hold your floppy ears, mateys, or we're going aground!”
Frankie held his paws to his ears, and said, “We'll be blue-beered for sure!”

Many miles away (okay, the other end of the pond) was the craggy islet of Blue Platinum Rock. Here lie the home of those dreaded of all sea creatures, the flop-eared fishtails, also known as the furmaids. These beauties of the sea would lure unsuspecting mariners to a terrible fate on the rocky shore. And if they thought that was bad, next morning's hangover was even worse. Never mix light beer with Cheetos. But I digress.
Upon the rock sat two fine maidens of the sea, Tasha and Puddles, keeping a sharp lookout. Well, okay, Tasha was keeping a sharp lookout, while Puddles tested the beer and Cheetos, making sure they were “safe”.
After licking her cheesy paws clean, Puddles opened another blue-bottle beer, and said, “You need one?”
“Nein!”
Puddles looked at her watch and said, “No, quarter to eight. So, any ships in the area?”
“I see something.”
“What do you see?”
Tasha squinted through her spyglass, and said, “I can't tell. It's too small.”
“No wonder. You're looking in the wrong end.”
Embarrassed, Tasha spun the telescope around, and said, “Now, that's something!”
She handed the scope to Puddles, who looked through the eyepiece, and said, “I see it, too.”
“What is it?” , Tasha asked.

“It's...................................”

22 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh what a good read! That was something
Lily & Edward

easyweimaraner said...

what a great story and wgat a great idea to honor Frankie! I can't wait to read what it is what they saw... bet a tasty thing!

Bailey said...

Oh no how can you leave us hanging. Poor Frankie.

Madi and Mom said...

DEAR FRIENDS AND WHN I, WENCH MADI, WANT TO OFFICIALLY THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY WENCH HEART FOR COMING UP WITH THIS BRILLIANT IDEA FOR OUR FAVORITE PIRATE FRANKIE!!

STANDING OVATION ON THE IDEA AND YOUR POST!!!
BRAVO WENCH MADI AND MAIDEN MOM

GOOSE said...

what is it? What is it???!!
Blessings,
Goose

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, my, what do you see, what do you see?

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh dearz - we Beaglebratz haz just gotzta come bak an'find out what "IT" wuz. How rivetin'iz this? Shiloh here - I knew my Miss Tasha wood b involved in this sumhow - she lovez x-sitement.
Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Great pirate story. We love it.
Stop by for some cake & grog later.

♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

PS...don't forget to send your Father's Day pictures.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Such suspense ....what did she see

Ranger said...

OMD, dat was a pawsome read. Full of suspense and action. I can't wait for da next chapter.
Wags,
Ranger

Marg said...

A very exciting story. We can't wait to see what happens. Well done. This is so terrific with so many participating for Frankie. Take care.

Sarge said...

OMD what a cool story! I can't wait for the next chapter...

WOW, this is such a great day. Thanks again for hosting this.
Grr and a Swashbuckling Woof,
Sarge, Sea Hound

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BRAVO BRAVO Mr. Geoff... THIS is a Swashbuckling GRRRREAT TAIL of the SEA...or Pond. Or can't SEE crap through the Spy Glass thingy... whatEVER it is FANGtastic... and we just LOVED it...
Cap'n Snoopy... I am HOPING that you and the Crew will be able to Stave Off Ernie the Red... as he is a TERROR of the HIGH SEAS and SEES. Just sayin.

THANKS SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH... this is all just MAGICAL. This day is being SAVORED on this hill.

stellaroselong said...

Oh that was a swell story.
stella rose

speedyrabbit said...

Arrrh tis a fine tale ye be telling,xx Capt'n Speedy and First mate Bashful

Lovable Lily said...

We're holding our breath here and sitting on the edge of our seats! What a PAWSOME story Mr. Geoff. And I'm THRILLED to be your navigator (tho Mommy said you probably should not trust my sense of direction.)

We can't wait for part 2.

Hugs,
Muffin & Lily

Millie and Walter said...

Bravo! Well done Mr. Geoff.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Bravo, Bravo for a story well done.
Thanks for this wonderful idea, we are so glad to be celebrating Frankie! What a day!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Ruby said...

Wowsa! I'm on pins and needles!!! (or is that swords and planks..)
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We loved this story so much that we will read it a whole bunch of times!
love
tweedles

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a tale unfolds! This will be one for the grandpups for ages to come!

Whitley Westie said...

Pawsome story!