That dog is saying “Hey you! Stay out of my food! I was here first!”! That little boy has taken the cookie jar from on top of the refrigerator and there’s a little Pepsi in the glass. Yeah, it could be soda pop, thought Dolores. The dog’s name is Freckles. He’s saying “Put that cookie back, it’s mine!” The boy’s name is Robert. He tore his jeans and spilled something on his pants. “He’s a naughty boy”, said I know, I raised two boys. The dog says “Hey, that boy’s taking all my cookies”. A dog in the house makes a mess, and sometimes it’s not just food. Freckles, the dog, looks like he’s smiling because that boy’s gonna get into trouble for eating all the cookies. “And here comes trouble!” adds Lila. The boy doesn’t care because he has the cookies.
He’s at his grandma’s house and he can do anything he wants. He’s having quite a day! Grandma’s not going to say anything because she loves the boy and the dog so much they can do no wrong. To herself grandma says “oh what a mess”. The dog is more interested in the boy than the cookie. He knows he can take that cookie away from the boy any time he wants to. Robert’s mom and dad are going to have to clean up this mess and Freckles will clean up the crumbs. The knees of Roberts pants are gone because the he plays so hard. Robert raced Freckles to see who would get to the cookies first and Freckles still has his eyes on the cookies. Robert’s mother should curl his hair. The boy hates it!
Robert is rolling his eyes and the dog is panting just waiting for him to drop a crumb. The dog and boy aren’t as dumb as they look. His mom’s going to think that every time he goes to grandma’s house he comes home filthy. Even Robert’s hands are filthy! Jerry says it sure looks like he’s having a good time. Robert’s eating in front of the door so that grandma can’t see him while she’s working in the kitchen. Robert’s going to eat too many cookies and get sick. Freckles is just waiting, sometimes dogs are smarter than you think laughed Lila.
On cookie day Jean used to make cookies with her grandma, but grandma just stood on a stool and watched. The boy has his choice of peanut butter, chocolate chip or sugar cookies. They spent all day baking but there will be none left to take home. Robert hopes there will be some to take home.