At the beginning of the story, Trent took CJ to the pet shelter. CJ wanted to keep the dog that kept playing with her, Molly. She knew her mom would never let her keep her, but she took her home and hid her from her mom.
One day Molly came out and Gloria saw her. CJ threatened to tell a court judge that she had been leaving her all by herself for weeks at a time but she wouldn't if she let CJ keep Molly. So CJ got to keep her.
No, she isn't!!
Since CJ had missed so much school, she had to take an art class with kids who also skipped school. She had nobody to watch Molly, so she had to bring her to art.
CJ's Painting was picked for the art show so she went with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend. Gloria made CJ wear makeup for it. Gloria's new boyfriend grabbed CJ and hurt her. Then Molly bit him because he hurt her.
After the art show incident, Gloria thought that Molly was dangerous, so she said that dog had to leave the house and never come back, but CJ loves Molly, so they decided to do something crazy.