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From The Puppy Place: Moose
Charles threw open the door of the van and leapt out, forgetting all about the rain, the thunderstorm, and his bare feet. "Oof!" He tackled the running dog, banging his knees and elbows on the pavement. "Hold on there," he said. "I've got you now." He hugged the dog close, noticing the way he shook and shivered with fear. "It's okay, big guy," he murmured into one of the dog's floppy ears.
The dog really was a big guy. He probably weighed more than Charles did. Charles had to lie on top of him with all his weight to hold him still. There was another loud clap of thunder.
Yeow! Get me out of here.
The dog squirmed desperately in Charles's arms. He was strong as well as big. But Charles hung on tightly and he did not get away.