Ice talks to Zep while brushing him.
“I will be turning these in after school today. The Science Center has prizes for doing their Beetle Quest and I’m sure I did quite well.”
Zep makes the rounds after being groomed and fed. He stares down the mail carrier after catching her throwing the mail on the ground. She blinks first … Zep wins!
Tad’s Blurred Lines series is coming along nicely.
Jade invites May home after school. They decide to do homework before visiting but the distractions prove to be too much for May … so she heads home to complete her assignments.
She tells her dad and brother about the growing pile of laundry (gross!) and grumbles about Mrs Greenwood interrupting her homework to talk about the weather.
“I was trying to be polite but she just wouldn’t stop talking. It was sooo annoying!”
Once assignments are done, Tad sets out the birthday cake and lights the candles.
Happy Birthday, Ice!
What happened next was so unexpected, it caught the family by surprise!
Tad grabs the fire extinguisher and after a bit of trial-and-error, manages to put it out.
While he’s doing this, the firefighter arrives.
She comes in to check things out, wishes Ice a happy birthday and then proceeds to lecture the family about fire safety before taking her leave.
A/N: Thank goodness only the cake was destroyed!
Ice heads upstairs to spend some alone with his birthday present.
Tad figures a bowl of soup would be a safe choice and ignores Zep begging for seafood-flavored treats.
May decides to do a bit of research and see what can be done to prevent further catastrophes because that was scary!
Times passes and soon it’s bedtime.
May checks for “surprises” because Zep is actively dreaming and his twitching paws makes it look like he’s chasing creepy crawlies.