The dog’s name is Shadow—because he’s always with you. Shadow is keeper of the house. He has a collar and he sleeps a lot. He went running into the bathroom and got into a towel. Although he’s a little dog and is used to being carried, he runs everywhere and went to the Orchid Dinner.
He lives in a house in Albuquerque and likes to go places on Monday. When he hears a noise, he is curious and stands still. He hears cars going by and cats and dogs barking. When visitors come, he wants them to sit and behave. People come to visit, and other animals too. He is a cute dog and he is three years old.
He gets out of the towel and shakes the water off. He makes a mess in the bathroom. The lady of the house, Brigid, will have to clean it up. Two boys and one girl live in the house with Shadow. They live there with their mother. “Everybody’s got to have a mama!”