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Baxter's Big Day

Early morning shined on Baxter, a little golden retriever with a wagging tail. Today was special.

The story opens on Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur at home, excited.

Baxter watched kids with backpacks. His own little pack lay on the floor, ready for school.

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur observes children heading to school, prepares his own pack.

Mom said, 'Remember, it's your first day. You'll make friends and learn new games.'

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur's mom encourages him before school.

Buster, his older brother, barked, 'Listen to the teacher, and wait your turn!'

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur's brother gives advice about school.

At Puppy School, Baxter saw many tails. Some wagged fast; others didn't wag at all.

Introduction to Puppy School, with diverse puppies present.

Ms. Paws, the collie teacher, welcomed everyone. 'Let's start with a fun roll-call!'

Introducing Attentive collie teacher, intelligent eyes, neat fur, the teacher at Puppy School.

Baxter's name was called. 'Here!' he yipped. The others took their time to respond.

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur responds eagerly to roll-call.

Next was playtime! Baxter grabbed a ball too quickly. 'Who wants this one?' he asked.

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur is overeager during playtime.

Some puppies growled, wanting a turn. Baxter felt sorry. 'Let's share it,' he suggested.

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur proposes sharing after snatching a ball.

Snack-time was tricky. Hungry pups rushed the bowl, but Baxter hung back, watching.

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur observes other puppies rushing during snack-time.

Ms. Paws smiled. 'Good, Baxter. Everyone will get their turn for biscuits.'

Teacher praises Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur's behavior at snack-time.

The day ended with a happy, tired Baxter. 'School is fun if you wait for your snacks and friends.'

Energetic golden retriever puppy, eager eyes, fluffy fur reflects on his school day positively.

Reflection Questions

  • How do you think Baxter felt when the other puppies growled at him?
  • What did Baxter learn about taking turns?
  • Why is it important to wait and watch, as Baxter did during snack-time?

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