Happy Trained by Luke Hura
When a barking dog started disturbing the residents of Ramsay Street, several of the residents complained to the council, with no success, so Drew Kirk tried visiting the house, which backed onto 30 Ramsay Street, but found nobody home. Returning later with his friend Libby Kennedy, whose studying was being disturbed by the noise, Libby tried to convinced Drew to try his old horse whispering trick on the animal, but to no avail. Over the days that followed, various residents tried different techniques – including singing to the dog and throwing a bone over the fence – which all worked temporarily, before the barking resumed, and eventually the bone came back with note telling Toadie Rebecchi and Sarah Beaumont, who lived at number 30, that they’d poisoned his dog and were going to pay for it.
Later, Joe Pringle, owner of the ironically named Happy, turned up, continuing his accusations that his Dalmatian had been poisoned, but backed down when a trip to the vet disproved this. Sarah then showed Joe how they had been playing music to Happy, which had calmed him down and stopped his barking, so Joe left, agreeing to give it a try. A few bark-free hours later, everyone was just starting to relax when Joe returned, this time accusing Sarah and her housemates of stealing his dog. A search began, but when Sarah’s dog, Bob, also went missing, the two mutts were finally found together, quietly sitting together outside number 30. Joe agreed to cut a hole in the back fence so the two dogs could hang out together, but had little romantic luck of his own when Sarah turned down his offer of a date.
Biography by Steve