“We needed a new sofa so my parents bought a second-hand one that seemed like a good fit. While watching TV later that evening, we heard some scratching noises. My mom thought it was mice. Dad followed the sound and removed a board from the back of the sofa. Much to our surprise, he found a hamster! Dad put it in a box and returned it to the house where we bought the sofa. When Dad arrived at the home, they were so happy to see, ‘Hammy’! They’d been looking for him all over the place and had warned their kids not to leave Hammy’s cage open or he could run off and be gone forever!
They thanked Dad so much for bringing Hammy safely back, then joked that Hammy must have decided to have a sleepover in the sofa! Before we went to bed that night, we checked to see that all of our pets were safely locked in their cages (beds)!”
by Karen R. Clarke
Send in Your True Stories
Parents, teachers and teens: Have fun sharing a short little story of a lesson you learned when you were 12 years or younger. It could also be an experience that helped shape your life for good. Send it to the submit page and it could be published in an upcoming issue of the magazine. And no worries, B! will help you polish it up. See examples in every BAZOOF! magazine or view this sample!