Waffle the Wonder Dog - Gr 1-3 Health
Waffle and Simon are home alone. Simon's surprised to see Waffle playing nicely in the garden. It makes a change! He remembers the first time he met Waffle, when he was a mischievous puppy, who played chase and sent Simon flying across the party table on his wedding day!
Simon calls Waffle in from the garden. Waffle hasn't been playing nicely after all. He's covered in mud and shakes it all over Simon. It brings to mind Simon's last encounter with mud, and that was Waffle's fault too.
Simon cleans Waffle and challenges him to stay in his bed, out of trouble, while he gets his guitar and sings the Wonder Dog a rendition of "Waffle Doggy". Simon remembers the time he wrote the song...
Waffle joins in with Simon's singing, using his squeaky, toy bone. Simon reminds Waffle that his squeaky bone's got him into lots of trouble since he started living with them. Waffle suddenly stops playing and leads Simon to the tunnel in the utility cupboard. Waffle longs to go back through the wall to Mrs Hobbs' house next door. Simon tells Waffle that the tunnel's been blocked up, for good, and recalls the time he crawled through it, in search of Waffle, only to be caught in a net by Mrs Hobbs!
To distract Waffle from the tunnel, Simon suggests the pair go for a walk. Waffle is quick to respond and darts out of the house. Simon gives chase, but when he realises he's left home without shoes, he rushes back inside. Waffle returns, and the pair share a cuddle. Despite the chaos Waffle causes, the Brooklyn-Bells can't help loving their Wonder Dog - even Simon.