"...Why'n't you get candy to shoot his old dog and give him one of the pups to raise up?"
" got five pups, huh. Gonna keep all of 'em?"
Give um' to me George
"you get right up and take this pup back to the nest"
George and Lennie are walking to the ranch after getting off the bus. George finds out Lennie has been petting a dead mouse he found dead mouse in his pocket. George wants to get to get rid of this.This is an important event because all trough out the novel we see Lennie gets comfort from petting soft things. Most of the time it is animals that is why imagery is a recurring idea but at the end of the novel Lennie petting things are what et him in trouble.
Carlson asks Slim about his dog and finds out it had puppies. This gives Carlson the idea to shoot Candy's old dog and give him one of slims puppies.This is important because when Carlson shoots Candy's dog Candy wants to join in with George and Lennie's dream.They actually believe the dream might come true until Lennie kills Curley's wife.
Slim gives Lennie one of his pups because he would have had to kill it because he couldn't support that many pups. Lennie tries to sneak his pup into the bunkhouse because he does not want to stop petting it. George gets angry at Lennie because he told him not to take the pup away from its mother. This scene is important because once again Lennie wants to get comfort from an animal and George takes it away from him. Stienbeck uses animal imagery all through out this book.