Heeding Bob’s request for no puppies, we confined Sam to his doghouse along with Brook’s blanket. He playfully cuddled up with it, but howled throughout the night after realzing ‘it’ wasn’t the real Brook.
Wanting an uninterrupted sleep, Rusty chained Sam to a table in the barn. The next morning we discovered Sam gone and the table was moved with its top on the floor split in two. Claire jumped in the truck to retrieve our retriever and to drop off a new blanket for Brook to aromatisize.
Walker was the one to calm his father’s frustration by showing him the hidden drawer located in the split table top. In the drawer was an envelope full of German coins from the 1800s and one uncancelled postage stamp. Being avid collectors, the two took the pale blue Benjamin Franklin picture and headed to consult the Internet. They determined the stamp to be extremely rare.
Meanwhile Ashton and Claire arrived home after learning how to spin wool into yarn with their friend Maryann. Ashton, a concientious young man, picked up a pencil and paper to show his appreciation to Maryann in a thank you note.
The plot sickens now that Rusty and Walker returned to the barn to dissect the table for more treasure leaving the postage stamp in the office. Claire helped stamp their note, but realized she needed a two one-cent stamps to add to a forty one. She sent Ashton to the office to located the stamps and he placed them on his envelop along with the address to their spinning acquaintance.