It was early in the morning on the 秒 日 when Mittens/Jodie woke up. She stretched, smiling at her recollections of last night.
In a remarkable 显示 of compassion, Bolt had 给 up his 食物 and 床, 床上 for her. She would have preferred him to share them, but she was touched just the same.
She sat up and shook herself. The movement was a little different from it had been when she was a cat, but it achieved the same purpose.
Mittens put her newly improved nose to work and set out on Bolt's scent trail.
She found him upstairs, asleep in Penny's bed. He looked so peaceful, curled up in a little ball with his muzzle resting on his tail and snoring softly, that she didn't have the 心 to disturb him. She crept silently out of the room and back downstairs, where she ran into Rhino. The fat little 仓鼠 was rolling around in his ball, as was his custom. He looked up with a smile that quickly turned into a frown.
"You look familiar..." he said.
In deference to the fact that she was now a dog, Mittens cocked her head and wagged her tail at him.
Rhino continued to look at her with a hungry expression of curiosity on his face. He scrutinized her face, looking for what, she did not know.
"What did 你 say your name was?" he asked.
She gave him a sharp look, then proceeded to scratch out her name with a paw.
"Jodie? Why didn't 你 just say it?"
In response to that query, Mittens held a paw to her throat, then shook her head.
"Oh... I'm sorry..." Rhino looked shocked.
She smiled at him, sensing his embarrassment.
She shrugged, dismissing it.
A series of footsteps across the ceiling signaled that someone was awake. Mittens looked towards the stairs and was overjoyed when she saw that it was Bolt.
In turn, he looked happy to see her.
"Morning, Jodie!" he said.
She wagged her tail at him to return the sentiment.
Bolt quickly devoured his breakfast and did his daily routine of stretching. A series of pops ripped through his spine and he grinned.
"Ready to go look for Mittens?" he asked.
She nodded, seeing no other way out of it.
"Rhino, stay here incase she comes back."
Together, the two of them went out through the dog door and headed for town.