Zipper (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Puppy Place)
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Welcome to the Puppy Place--where every puppy finds a home! Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. Lizzie meets this sweet, athletic hound mix during another wintertime visit to Vermont, where her family met and fostered Bear. Based on Ellen Miles's new dog, Zipper!
at the passenger-side wheels, which were both half-buried in snow. “I think you’re right,” he said. Lizzie felt awful. “I’m sorry,” she said in a tiny voice. “It’s not your fault.” Mr. Santiago bent to scrape snow away from the front tire. “But I’m not sure how we’re going to get out of here. There’s no cell phone service until we get higher up in the mountains, so I can’t call for a tow.” He stood up and scratched his head. “We could flag down the next car that comes along,” said Maria, who
with long picnic-style tables. Huge windows looked out onto the ski trails. Seconds after Mr. Santiago had tapped the bell at the reception desk, a small dark-haired woman bustled out of the office. “Ah, you’re here,” she said. She rushed over to give hugs to all the Santiagos, including Simba. “And this must be Lizzie. Welcome! I’m Annie. And you have” — she peered over her half-glasses at the puppy whose leash Lizzie held — “Zipper with you.” She knelt right down to give Zipper a hug and a
When she came back, she shook a finger at Zipper. “You little troublemaker,” she said. “Don’t you know dogs don’t belong on the slopes?” She scratched his ears and he grinned at her. I didn’t mean any harm. I was just checking things out. “Isn’t this one of Dillon Goss’s dogs? He sure is a cutie,” said Sarah. “But we’d better get him out of here before he causes another accident.” “It’s Zipper,” said Lizzie. “We’re sort of fostering him.” “I’ll take him back to our lodge.” Maria patted
Lizzie’s shoulder. “Sorry,” she said. “You were doing so well, too.” “It’s not your fault,” Lizzie said. “You were a good teacher. I was really getting it, wasn’t I?” “You were awesome,” said Maria. “Here’s our ride,” said Sarah as another ski patroller skied into view, towing a toboggan behind him. “This is Butch. He’s a great driver, so you have nothing to worry about.” Butch and Sarah put Lizzie’s wrist into a sling so it wouldn’t move around. “I’m going to sit behind you in the sled,”
Zipper was lying by her side again and Josef was calling, “Lunchtime!” “Ready?” asked Mr. Santiago after they’d eaten lunch. “I borrowed a pair of snowshoes for you, so we’re all set.” Lizzie adjusted Zipper’s harness. His eyes were bright with excitement. “I’m ready, and Zipper’s ready, too,” she said. Mr. Santiago took the leash, and Zipper trotted happily along next to him with his ears up and his tail wagging eagerly. Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Now where are we going? They picked up the