Alice Isabella is a story for my grandies… I can't be home to share stories with them so a I write them a story as I travel…
This is the latest episode.
Miss Tilly, almost 5, has accepted Alice Isabella as part of her life and is writing stories too.
"There is always the unexpected.
There is always a surprise.
Storms come with alarming regularity and at times the world bows to their creativity.
Such a storm affected the Travel of Alice Isabella on her trip to France.
Miss P Smedley, her friend, with whom she traveled had to leave on an earlier flight due to the storm approaching.
Alice Isabella accompanied her in the notebook in her handbag.
It was warm and comfortable there and in fact it saved an airfare…..
The first part of the trip was to Montreal in Canada and Miss P Smedley was so relaxed after the flight she forgot that she left her notebook in the seat of the plane when she got off.
She waited at the gate for the plane to Paris with her other friends forgetting all about miss Alice.
Alice Isabella was actually taking a nap and woke feeling quite relaxed.
It took her a little while to realise here was something strange. There was no plane noise or vibration…. what was happening.?
Well, its a bit hard when you're stuck in a notebook in the back of a plane seat… you just can't get out until someone takes you out.
Suddenly she felt herself being lifted up by a great big hand. Someone with chewing gum breathe flipped through the book making her dizzy and then all of a sudden she felt herself flying through the air and landing upside down in a garbage bag.
She almost got a headache being in that position.
Where was her friend Miss P Smedley?
How was she going to get out of this situation?
The garbage bag was placed with other bags in the storage room.
Alice Isabella's bottom lip quivered… for pete's sake she had only just been rescued from jail… now she was in a garbage bag in Montreal Canada…. and she was cold and frightened.
She heard a noise…
A small noise at first….
A whining noise…..
Alice called out in a small voice.
"is anybody there, can you help me?"
The whining got louder…..
"Whiiiiiiiine whaaaaat do you neeeeeeeed, woof."
"I need to meet my friend Miss P Smedley, she's going to Paris."
"Whine….. I'm going there too, woof…. I'm Jack, the Jack Russell and my owners are taking me to Paris….." said the little brown dog.
"Oooh, can you help me" said Alice Isabella, "I'm afraid I'll get lost" she said.
"Woof, what if I get out of this cage and come and get you and you can ride with me to Paris."..
Alice was so excited she could barely talk.
"Thank you a thousand times"… she said a little dramatically.
Jack the Jack Russell was a really clever dog. He undid the latch on his blue container and ran over to the garbage bag and tore it apart with his sharp teeth.
He picked up the notebook very gently and took it back to his dog container…
Alice Isabella was surprised it was so comfortable… it had a soft rug, a container for water and but it smelt a little "doggy"
BUT she was safe and going to Paris.
She traveled all the way with Jack the Jack Russell and when it came time for him to meet his owners, he gently lifted her out of the notebook and placed her on the luggage belt….
Now Miss P. Smedley hadn't even missed her notebook… you can imagine her surprise when she looked up an there Alice Isabella sitting on her luggage as it came out of the hole thing.