Before going to school, Paul fed his dog Teddy and took him on a short, relaxing walk.
The sun was shining brightly, the clouds were white and puffy, and a soothing breeze ran through Teddy’s thick coat of black fur.
After their walk, Paul brought Teddy downstairs to the cozy family room where he would stay until Paul arrived home from school.
Before Paul left, he reminded Teddy not to jump over the gate between the family room and the dining room. He felt sorry that Teddy would be trapped in the family room all day with not much to do, but it was the only way make sure that Teddy was staying out of trouble while he was gone.
On days like this, Teddy would look out the sliding glass door and admire the colorful birds and butterflies that would float around the beautiful patches of flowers in the garden. Small, brown squirrels and chipmunks would climb tall, leafy oak trees to reach nuts and acorns.
Teddy moved the curtains over the sliding glass door so he could peacefully take a nap.