February 9, 2012
Carters (2) - Round 19
He was ready to date again.
Not in front of the kids! And definitely not in front of Ross!
He wished his Mom could've been there for the celebratory dinner...
Grandpa sat at the table muttering about kids and brains rotting. Laughing, she hugged him. "But, Grandpa! It's funny!"
Grandpa shook his head and kissed the top of her head. "One day you'll have to watch that blasted show with your grandchildren and you'll realize how not funny it is!"
Jane laid her head against her Grandpa's shoulder. "I'll always think it's funny!"
Perry snorted & went back to his crossword puzzle.
Ross opened the door to the uniformed officer.
"Are you Ross Carter? A concerned neighbor reported suspected animal abuse."
Ross glanced around. "Animal... abuse?"
"I have a order here to confiscate Biscuit & Tea due to neglect. Ah. There they are." The officer ignored Ross's pleas.
Grabbing a jacket, he ran outside to the waiting car.
Ross put his arm around Melvin. "I don't know son. I don't know..."
Ross glanced down at his irate son. "Jennings. I'm sorry, there was nothing we could do!"
"Well, I want another one! Now!"
Ross shook his head. "It doesn't work like that. They won't let us keep any more pets. Mommy tried already."
Ross didn't have the first clue how to help his son. He seemed so much angrier all the time. Jane and Melvin had always been so calm and content, but not Jennings!
Perry walked over. "I know just the thing. You, young man, need more fresh air! Starting tomorrow, we'll go on a special walk. How does that sound to you?"
"Dumb," Jennings groused.
"Do I HAVE to go, Dad?" he whined.
Ross nodded. "You listen to your Grandpa!"
And something miraculous happened along the way. Jennings discovered something he liked... something he enjoyed...
Jane propped her hand on her hip. "Are you sure you bought the train table for US, Grandpa? You've been putting everything together without us!"
Perry grinned unabashedly at his beautiful granddaughter. "It seems I like the train table a lot more than I thought I would! Don't worry, you'll get a turn!"
Ross smiled like a little kid in a candy store. "Just five more minutes, Jane! I'm umm... making sure Grandpa put it together right!"
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