The characters in the story stray Doris,Mr.Lacey and Mrs.Lacey. Also the setting of the story is in winter and Mr and Mrs.Lacey's home.
The reason why the story happened is because Doris found the dog on their property.
While they were eating Doris says shes a good dog isn't she? Then her parents glanced at each other
Two days later the road was plowed and he put the dog in the back of his truck and Doris wispers, "Daddy. Please
Doris nap's then she walked to the kitchen to get something to eat and he dad tells her to make sure she feeds her dog. She was surprised and said i thought you took it to the pound.He said "oh I did it that place was nasty I would not even leave an ant in there".
Doris gets to keep the dog because her dad did not want to leave the dog in the pound.