Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.
From the first time Lizzie sees Teddy the Pomeranian, she knows that this alert little puppy has some special talents but he just won't stop barking! When all of the other members of the Peterson family lose their patience, Lizzie sticks it out by training this pup to be helpful around the house.
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From THE PUPPY PLACE #28: TEDDY
Mom frowned. "You’ve been working hard lately with all these dogs," she said. "Maybe you and Maria need to think carefully about taking on so many clients. And maybe you could think about something other than dogs once in a while. You need some balance in your life. I don’t want you to get sick, and I don’t want your schoolwork to suffer...."
"I already did my homework." Lizzie didn’t need to hear the rest: she'd listened to this lecture before, many times. She pointed to her desk, with her folders all neatly lined up. She knew Mom would never let her keep her business going if her grades started to slip. Mom nodded. "Okay," she said. "I guess I'm just surprised to find you asleep in the afternoon. You didn’t even hear the phone ring, did you?"
"The phone?" Lizzie asked.
"Dr. Gibson just called," said Mom. "She needs our help with a puppy."