Sir, I don’t think I can do this. My family has a trip planned for Christmas.” Lily could hear her mom, Susan, urging the caller on the phone. “Are you sure you can’t wait just a couple more days? No? Fine, I will come and pick him up.”
Lily crept into the kitchen and found her mother with her head in her hands.
“What’s wrong, mom?” Lily asked.
“Sweetie, I need to go and save a stray dog from a farm. The farmer who found him is ready to take him to the pound. He says he can’t wait until after Christmas.”
“Oh no, we can’t let that happen. When are we going?” Lily loved helping her mom rescue animals.
“Well, it will mean canceling our trip to Grandma’s house-so are you sure about this?”
“You bet!” And with that Lily rushed up to her mom and squeezed her tight…
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