Two cars drove down Penn Avenue. Radios blasting, wind whipping through the open windows and both back seats occupied by light brown piles of fur.
The cars approached an intersection and slowly came to a stop. The slight jerk of the car caused the fur to come to life.
The two cars are going to the beach! The families are taking their two dogs Ralph and Tootsie. As they are pulling up to the beach house, the owners let the dogs outside. Tootsie went straight over to the flowers, Ralph went over to the surfboards, and they were smelling everything!
They were laying down on the beach looking over the ocean as the see a HUGE wave! Ralph ran over to watch the wave crash into shore!
"Ralph!" called a little blond-haired boy.
"Tootsie!" called a tiny girl with brown pig-tails.
Ralph and Tootsie ran to them spraying sand behind them.
"The ice cream man is coming," the little boy said. He pointed down the beach were the ice cream cart was making it's way down the surf.
"We're going to get ice cream," the little girl said excitedly jumping up and down.
Ralph and Tootsie ran circles around their two friends. Their tails wagged back and forth in excitement.
The little girl and boy ran as fast as they could down the street! They could hear the sound of the bell, waves, kids laughing! So they got to the cart just in time! There was a big line full of kids. The girl went first and got chocolate ice cream! But the boy asked for his ice cream, but there was no more! The ice cream man said,"Hold on little boy I'll go fill up with ice cream and be back!"
The little boy, little girl, Ralph, and Tootsie sat on the sand for over two hours! The little boy was crying and said,"I don't think he's coming back." But then the little girl saw him down father toward the boardwalk!
The kids stood up and started jumping up and down, waving their arms in the air. Ralph and Tootie joined in with their barks.
The ice cream truck pulled up and the little boy got his chocolate ice cream cone. The kids were surprised that the Ice Cream Man had dished of ice cream for Ralph and Tootsie, too.
Ralph dug in and licked his bowl clean. When he lifted his head, his fur was covered with ice cream. Both kids started giggling. Tootsie walked over and began licking the ice cream from Ralph's fur.
In between giggles the little girl said, "Tootsie's asking, Is that you Ralph?"