The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery (J. J. Tully Mysteries)

By Doreen Cronin, Kevin Cornell

J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue puppy who's attempting to get pleasure from his retirement after years of acting bold missions saving lives. So he’s now not extraordinarily inspired while chicks named dust and Sugar (who seem like popcorn on legs) and their poultry mother appear difficult his support to discover their lacking siblings. pushed through the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. starts off to trace down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding whatever? Are there darkish forces at work—or is J.J. now not smelling the facts that’s correct in entrance of him?

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Vince acknowledged it’s more secure if we wait until eventually dark,” she stated. “Safer for whom? ” I requested. She didn’t solution. I had no thought why i used to be even chatting with her. but if you’re in a cage, you can’t be choosy approximately your organization. “How did i am getting in the following? ” I requested. “You jumped over the sofa, landed opposed to the wall, and knocked your self out cold,” she replied. “But how did i am getting within the cage? ” I requested. “Vince made us line up the recycle bottles and we rolled you in,” she acknowledged. Vince wasn’t as dumb as he appeared. We didn’t converse for a minute.

That’s greater than i will be able to say for you,” additional Poppy. I bared my the teeth. Poppy sponsored clear of the bars. yet he used to be correct. The door of the cage used to be locked with a sliding bolt. I had no thought how i used to be going to get out. Moosh accumulated up her chicks and left the room with out a note. Vince sauntered over to his water bowl by way of the fridge. Now that his large funnel was once out of ways, i'll see the word striking at the refrigerator: puppy Walker, Please take Vince to his vet appointment at 2 P. M. Monday. he'll be getting ear tubes and staying on the animal sanatorium.

That's seven hours in humans time. Which interprets into forty-three hours in poultry time. It was once many years. Moosh didn’t intervene. That’s whilst I knew anything used to be up. Interference used to be Moosh’s heart identify. i used to be approximately to ship her chick right into a unusual residence with an indignant puppy, and she or he had not anything to claim. i used to be so busy being search-and-rescue instructor of the yr that I didn’t discover who the particular pupil used to be. i assumed i used to be education airborne dirt and dust. yet I had truly expert Moosh. She caught round simply lengthy sufficient to profit what she had to understand.

I attempted to not giggle. I nonetheless had anything on my brain. “How were you aware that Sugar wrote the notes? ” I requested Moosh. She took a deep breath. She used to be again in my stable graces and desired to remain there. “Call it mother’s instinct,” she acknowledged. “You may have advised me,” I spoke back. “You might have walked away,” she spoke back. “True,” I acknowledged. “I was once only a frightened mother trying to find my youngsters. I did what I needed to do. ” She was once having a look me within the eye. Her left foot was once completely nonetheless. “All correct, Moosh. You and me are sq..

Doing what? ” I requested her. “RHBWRing,” she stated. “Stop mumbling,” I stated. dust rolled her eyes. “Oh, acquired it,” I acknowledged. Moosh’s voice arrived within the kitchen earlier than she did. “I’m now not leaving right here with no Sugar. So allow her move, J. J. —she can’t support you,” she stated. She stopped useless in her tracks. “Dirt! the place have you ever been? ” “Under the couch,” she stated. “Doing what? ” demanded her mom. “RHBWRing,” she spoke back. “Stop mumbling,” stated Moosh. dust let loose a heavy sigh. “Never mind—we’re leaving,” stated Moosh. “I’m sorry for all of the difficulty, J.

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