Hooray for Pookie!Sasha padded silently down the hard stone hallways, up stairs, looking for a way back to the lab and Misha. Her mind wandered yearsback to that time at the swimming hole.“I can do it daddy!” Sasha squealed.“I do believe that you can with that much enthusiasm, kitten!” smiled Daddy as he handed her the deflated innertube. Sasha looked at thevalve stem dubiously.“What is wrong?”“That has boy germs on it, Can I use the big brass pump that you used on Misha's tire?”Both Mommy and Daddy laughed. “Such a wise little girl, yes, you do not want to get boy germs!”In a moment, Sasha was busy pumping away to inflate her favorite water toy. Soon she had it fully inflated, but she kept pumping in herexcitement. “Look, Daddy, I can make it bigger!”“Yes you can, but be careful!”“I can make it bigger than you can!” she purred.“It is bigger than you
Out of the Frying PanThe sudden shift startled Sasha, she was free! But how? She tried to stand, but her arms would not support her weight, her paws seemed oddly collapsed, and her arms bent strangely like...Sasha looked at the pond dubiously. Delicately testing it with her foot. It definitely was cool and wet in there!“Come on Sasha, it is safe, I'm here for you!” Daddy encouraged from deeper in.Sasha carefully waded into the water. It was cold, but a relief from the heat of the summer sun. She waded in deeper.“Good girl, that's my brave little Sasha! Now jump and swim, move your arms like this!” Daddy made a circular motion with his paws.Sasha briefly hesitated and did as she was told. But her paddling was too feeble and she sank like a rock to the bottom! “Daddy!” she creamed as the water closed over her head. In a heartbeat her father was there, strong arms around her lifting her out o
Unspeakable Explanation!Meanwhile, the Doctor paced around Misha in the lab. “So, things didn't go exactly as planned, but you are still amazing. Do you have anything to say for yourself?”“Mistress...” Misha whined“I know you are more capable than that single word. Cooperate and she shall not be harmed.”“If you harm mistress, I will...” Misha cranked.“Not be able to do much, in your current state, I believe. We took the precautions of leaving your tires in their current unfortunate state, as well as draining the fuel from your tank.”Misha let out a small groan and squeeked her front tires as she tried to steer them right and left.At that moment Igor re-entered the lab. “I got her nice and secure, right next to Napoleon! By the way, I think we need an air freshener in... ewww!”“What are you babbling on about Igor? I told you to leave the windows open to let the place air out...
The Dungeon of Doom!Igor woozily stood to his feet and shook to regain his composure. He looked dubiously at the cat on the lab table.“She's harmless, you twit.” To emphasize his point, he squeezed her paw again to extend her claws. He raked them across his own paw to show their negligible effect.“But that tickles...” the guinea pig whined.“Well I guess we could roll you in nettles to solve that issue...” The Doctor turned to Shaha. “Listen. Do not give my assistant any more trouble, or perhaps we shall determine the effect of my quills on your current form.”Sasha let out a low growl, but did not resist as Igor undid the strap restraining her middle.“How you were never a motivational speaker...” muttered the guinea pig.“What was that?”“Now be careful, girl, you don't want to knock over a beaker. Broken glass is bad for you!”“Quite...” The echidna nar
Aftermath!The small car lurched forward once, but the drag from her tires stalled the engine. Windshield washer fluid sprayed the windscreen as she plaintatively cried. “Mistress!”Slowly Sasha came back into consciousness, she felt heavy and light at the same time, crushed and paralyzed. She tried to breathe, but swallowed instead. She could hear sounds and movement, but couldn't make out anything. Again she took another breath, but for lack of a better term felt like she swallowed it too.Someone was speaking, but she couldn't make anything out. Darkness covered her eyes. She swallowed a few more breaths. Now the voices became more distinct. She still felt hazy. The lights returned ans all she saw was white. It hurt her eyes so she moves her arm to cover them. Her arm moved, but it was wrong, it felt strangely broken, but not painful.A few more breaths. Now she could hear the Doctor, talking to...
Let the Storm break!Outside, the storm came. Winds rose and lightening flashed. Ozone filled the air energizing all.“Igor!”“Yes master?”“Once you have finished securing the patient, please take my iBall off charge, I would not like to see that hit by a power surge...”“Yes, master's precious iBall...” ***Kids! Demand the iBall! It is the world's first inflatable spherical computer! Made of nearly indestructible Graphene it is the lightest, thinnest bounciest computer from the company that makes products forall the cool kids!Behold the majesty of a 360 degree computing surface that is touch capacitive everywhere! You will never know where to touch your iBall next!Buy it now, buy ten, because the the iBall II is coming out soon, and you don't want to miss owning every generation in order, your hipster friends are already scalping them on FeeBay!Now back to our show in progress...***Igor strapped the sleeping
Into the ManseThe rotund rodent rapidly returned...“Rolling a round repository of re-rounding relief for flat tires! Good grief Alliteration, who even does that anymore?”Lightening brewed in the sky, a large metallic cylinder filled to dangerous pressure levels would be a...“Fine evening to lend a helping paw!” Igor said brightly. “Y-yes it is a great thing to be helpful and cheerful!” The guinea pig went from wheel to wheel. Misha seemed to sigh in relief as one by one herrumpled tires were restored back to roundness.“Awww, thank you Mr. Igor!” Sahsa purred.Again the pink fan's of the guinea pig's ears turned a little darker. He hazarded a quick glance, her paws looked like they were covered in soft, cream colored velvet. “How can we thank you?” she gestured towards him. He could see her warm, pink heart shaped pawpads. The rodent flushed even deeper.“You are j
Being HelpfulSlowly, the large gates swung open. Pitted, black wrought iron bars ground back on dry hinges that made an unnatural screech that pierced the pre-storm silence like...…* uh *…Like a bolt of lightening at the stroke of midnight!Igor facepalmed. “Can this hack get any worse?”* Shut up, you try writing at 6:00 before going to work! *At that moment lightening struck off in the distance. The girl shrieked “EEEK ghosts!” She floored the gas pedal, Misha's engine roared to life.Flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop...From the second floor of the mansion, two silhouettes watched the spectacle as the terrified feline attempted to speed away.“I didn’t think she would try that…” the doctor blinked.“I do really need to grease those hinges…” thought Igor“I guess we should try to stop her.” The doc
A Ride Into ... Something...After several minutes of driving, the overall condition of the road began to deteriorate. Smooth clean pavement became cracked, and the occasional pothole appeared. Weedslined either side of the berm like an encroaching army. Overhead, the sky gradually changed from clear blue to slate grey, transforming the scene even more. “Wow, Misha,this really seems to be the long way around, I don't recall the path being like this...”The car seemed to buzz in agreement. But the two pressed on down the unfamiliar road.Soon a small, white, covered bridge came into view.“Oh, look, how pretty! I don't remember that either, but it is just so picturesque! I'm happy we came this way now!”Misha again buzzed in agreement. Carefully they made for the center of the road to cross the structure. Little did they realize, but two sharp echidna quills had beenstrategically wedged in between the wooden planks about the middle of