Updated: Jun 18, 2020
"Look, Ruff! Here's a bench. I could rest on on this bench while you chase your tail."
"I think I won't be chasing my tail anymore," Ruff says.
Tumble climbs up on the back of the bench. "Hey, here's some green stuff behind the bench."
Tumble's tail comes out to wag.
"You grew a new tail," Ruff shouts.
Tumble looks around at his tail as if in surprise. "Sure did," he says. "I hear it is a characteristic of my species."
"Aren't you a dog?" Ruff asks.
"Not sure. My label got shortened by Kid Scissor. That was a long time ago."
Ruff looks around at all his seams and finds his label. "I'm a Westcliff Collection Wash in Cold Water."
"Is that a species?" Tumble asks while exploring. "Look at all this stuff back here."
"It's our big rainforest. Be careful, we don't know what other wild animals there might be here."
"Oh! Oh! Oh!" Tumble cries out.
Ruff climbs up on the bench and peeks through the railing. "Are you okay?"
"Perfectly fine. Think I"ll take a nap here."
"Take a nap in the rainforest?" Ruff says. "That could be dangerous."
"I like this jungle bush. It's very soft."
"Okay. You sleep. Huggy and I will keep watch for the wild thanga-mabobs."
"What are those?"
"We don't know. We haven't met them yet."
Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Ruff meets a stranger on the steps down to the rainforest. Ruff is afraid at first but then he remembers that the stranger might be afraid, as well. So Ruff says, "Hello. Welcome to our jungle."
The Stranger says, "Ooops."
Ruff says, "Who are you?"
The stranger says, "I took a tumble."
Ruff yells to Huggy, "Hey, Huggy, meet the new animal. His name is Tuka Tumble."
"No," The stranger says, "My name is . . .
"Huggy says, "Nice to meet you, Tumble. I'm hanging out over here to avoid the Buzz Bird. Watch out for the Buzz Bird."
Tumble says, "That's not a Buzz Bird. That's a Hummingbird."
"Sounds Buzzy to me," Ruff says.
"And," Tumble says, "My real name is . . .
Ruff says, "My name is Ruff."
"Are you barking at me?" Tumble asks as he tries to hide in the flowers.
"No. That's my name. I'm Ruff."
"Okay. My real name is . . ."
"Wanna play, Tumble?"
"Aw heck, sure," Tumble says.
"Let's chase our tails," Ruff says.
"Have you ever caught your tail?" Tumble asks.
"No. That's what makes it a good game."
"That's pretty funny," says Tumble. "An endless game of chasing your end."
"Huh?" says Ruff while he sniffs the basil in the pot.
"Do you ever listen?" Tumble asks?
"Come on Tumble, let's chase our tails now."
"I don't have a tail," Tumble says, hiding his tail between his legs.
"I caught it once." Tumble says.
Ruff sits down fast. "Maybe that's not such a good game after all."
Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Huggy says, "Come on up, Ruff. The view is pretty nice."
"I thought we were going to get Mom to find me some thumbs."
"Mom says you are a dog and dogs don't have thumbs."
"How does she know that?"
"She's a mom. They know lots of stuff."
"So," Ruff says, "How about if I stay down here and just bark to encourage you to swing through our rainforest?"
"Sure. And that will scare away the wild animals."
"What's that red thing you are hanging from?" Ruff asks.
"I don't know. Some kind of flower. Pretty, huh?"
"Extremely red, at any rate," Ruff says.
"Woah! What was that?" Huggy shouts.
"I heard it. It's a Buzz Bird. He keeps coming toward you."
"Hello, Buzz Bird," Huggy says. "Pleased to meet you."
Ruff says, "That bird looks pretty angry."
"Wahoo!" Huggy yells. "A troop of Buzz Birds! That was close. A sharp beak at three inches is not my favorite sight."
"They're coming back," yells Ruff.
"I believe I"ll move on." Huggy says, swinging into a nearby bush.
Ruff says, "Ruff! Ruff! Ruff"
"Thanks, Your bark made him leave me alone."
Huggy swings away, "I'm outa here."
"Whew! Safe at last.