It was a happy day for Shireen because it was her birthday. Her father had
promised to get her a puppy as a pet.
Shireen was delighted to see so many
puppies at the pet shop. One puppy, however, was different. It was trying to get
up but could not. It just looked pitifully at Shireen. The pet shop owner
explained that it was crippled.
Shireen immediately decided to buy the puppy. She named it Braveheart. Her
father tried to persuade her against it as taking care of a crippled puppy was
not an easy task. Shireen however, was adamant. Shireen fed Braveheart, combed
its fur and played with it every day after school. They became inseparable. The
puppy soon grew bigger.
One night, Braveheart suddenly heard a soft swish in the grass. It
sprang into action. There was a snake !
Braveheart confronted the snake and growled. The snake did not want to
retreat either so they fought.
Shireen's father switched on the verandah
lights to see what all the commotion was about. Braveheart caught the snake by
its head and kept swinging it around until it was dead.
By then, everyone was downstairs. Shireen rushed out and embraced Braveheart.
She noticed that Braveheart was bleeding so they took it to the veterinarian.
Fortunately, it was nothing serious.
They went home that night and gave Braveheart a east fit for a king. The
crippled dog which was considered useless had saved its beloved mistress and her