This is the second part in a series, so if you have not already done so, you might want to read Part I before continuing.
Now it smells funny at home. Master has been busy burning things he shouldn’t be burning and combining smells he shouldn’t be combining. And when he isn’t doing that, he just sits in bed staring at those big blocks that smell kind of like sticks, but not like sticks. It’s very strange. Humans are mysterious creatures. Just when I think I have them figured out, they find new things to do that I don’t understand.
It’s OK, though, because I have a new stick. It’s not like any other stick or bone I’ve ever had before, but I think I like it? Master seems to like it and so I like it, too. Even if it does smell spicy and strong and sweet and not at all like a stick should smell.
It’s a good thing Master keeps a bed for me here. That way I can sleep when I need to and still keep an eye on him.
What’s this soft thing Master just threw in my bed? Am I supposed to chew on it?
Uh-oh. Master isn’t happy anymore. How can I help?
I know! I’ll bring him this picture that he likes. That always cheers him up. See? All better!
Something funny is going on with the humans. They’re all really busy making things they’ve never made before and putting lights around the town that have never been there before. They’re small lights with different colors, but they smell just like any other light. I wonder why the humans are doing all of this?
It looks like Master is getting ready to go on another trip, but he never goes on his trip this time of year. Where is he going? Why can’t I come?
Now Master is upset again. This weird-smelling fog came out of nowhere and Jack says he can’t see to drive his new sled, but I can see just fine though because of my nose.
Oh! Hey! My nose! “Master! Master, my nose! Look!”
Yes! Not only do I get to come along, but I get to fly in the very front! I’m a very important dog.
Oh, look! Houses with living humans! They’re all lit up. Living humans smell very different from dead humans.
Master says we have to land on top of the roofs, so here we go!
Oof! That was rough. I almost went right through the roof. We’ll have to be more careful next time.
Some of the really bright lights from down below are aimed at us. Master is excited, but it makes me kind of nervous.
Whoa! Something just flew up from the ground and almost hit us! And not in a fun way! “Master, I’m not so sure about this!”
Master says we should fly higher, so that is what we will do. We’ll go above the clouds and then they won’t be able to see us and then –
Whoa! There goes one of the reindeer! That was too close. Master, we should really –
To be continued…