Exposition Papi brings home a black and white dog, which was a gift from Mister Victor. The rest of the family admonished the dog because they want to go to the U.S., and he would make it harder for them to do that.
Rising Action The little girl (main character and narrator) is starting to like the dog and the dog runs into two men hiding behind a bush.
Climax The dog ran to a bush where two men were hiding. One of the men grabbed the dog's collar and yanked, and the other grabbed the girls arm.
Falling Action The family is deciding to go to the U.S. and the kids are allowed only one toy. The main character decides to chooses to bring Liberty but her parents say "No". The girl was inconsolable.
Resolution As the family was getting ready to go, the girl began having flashbacks of the two men. Once that happened Liberty came up and licked her and she got mad.
Resolution The final part of the story is when the girls sister falls asleep on her shoulder.