CHAPTER 1: THE WIND CHANGES
One day when Dad was playing with Roxy, Dad pulled back her ears and
Roxy looked like a Chinese dog. Just then, the wind changed. Dad let
go, but Roxy still looked like a Chinese dog. Roxy began to cry.
That night Roxy couldnt get to sleep because she still looked
like a chinese dog. All day the other dogs had laughed at her and teased
her. Roxy had run and hidden behind Dad. No one wanted to be her friend.
Roxy had to stay inside because every time she went outside there was
a roar of laughter.
Roxy was very sad. If only she had a friend beside the family. Oh how
lonely she was. We all told Roxy ho beautifull she was but it did not
make Roxy any happier.
We all gave up trying to make Roxy feel any better or at least have
a happy face. We were so sad to see Roxy sad and most of the time crying.
No one cared a little bit for Roxy except for us. No one cared even
a teeny-weeny itsy-bitsy for Roxy.
Poor Roxy. She wanted to play with the other dogs but all they did was
tease her and laugh at her and she was called terrible, horrible words
and they told lies about her. The dogs kicked her and bit her and did
other terrible, horrible and disgusting things to her,
In inspiration, Roxy called a meeting for 7.30 am the next morning.
CHAPTER 2 : THE MEETING
At 7.30 am, the meeting took place in Mum and Dads room. Roxy
was the first one to talk.
Roxy said, What can we do about these no-feelings people?
..and no-feelings dogs, said Nick, who was late as usual.
Dont interrupt, Nick, said Mum.
we must do something about it. Any suggestions? said Roxy,
chewing a bone.
We could always protest, said Nick.
What a silly idea, said Dad.
I wil put it in the ideas book anyway, said Roxy.
Any other suggestions? asked Dad, scratching his head.
We could do what they did to me said Roxy, who was jumping
up at breakfast - it was Brevilles today; we had breakfast in Mum and
After breakfast we continued our meeting. This time Catherine was the
first one to talk (it was the first time Catherine had talked all evening).
Catherine said, any more suggestions?
Yes I do, said I. We can be really nice to them, then
they will be very nice to us.
CHAPTER 3: GOING TO SCHOOL
At 8.30 am the meeting was over. Then Mum said,its time
to go to school, children.
Oooh said Nick.
Hurry up children! said Mum, Your lunch is on the
Do I have to go to school? I wanted to protest for Roxy and all
the other things we talked about in the meeting, said Nick.
...are you going to school, Nicholas Argall? said Dad.
Yes Dad, said Nick, grumbling.
Get a move on Nick, Catherine and Liz are already out the door,
Slowly Nick got out his lunch and put his lunch in his bag and slowly
walked out the door.
The day was long and hot and bothery. nick was glad it was Friday. Nick
thought the day had no end, but slowly, slowly, the day ended! Nick
was glad when the day had finaly ended.
CHAPTER 4: ACTION!
Nick woke up at 5.50 the next morning. He quickly got dressed, had breakfast
and then started to make signs for the protest.
I got up second and I started making nice things.
Roxy got up third. She started to make up nasty names to call the dogs,
and sharpen her teeth.
Mum, Dad and Catherine took turns helping us. It was a very tiring day.
Nick made fifty two signs. Roxy had thought of two hundred and twenty
two horrible names, horrible lies, her teeth were as sharp as knives
and then she wrote them in her Horrible Things to Say book.
I made sixty six friendship pins, fifty nine bracelets, sixty neclaces.
I made twenty carrot cakes, ten chocolate cakes, fifteen fruit cakes
and thirteen apple tea cakes [with the help of mum.]
The next morning Roxy got up first. Then Mum and Dad got up. Then Catherine.
Then me. Then Nick got up last. When Nick got up it was 8.56.
Then we started thinking about which idea we should use. Finally we
decided to use Nicks idea and if Nicks idea didnt
work we would use my idea and if my idea didnt work we would have
another meeting. It took half the day to decide whoose idea to use.
After lunch we had a party, because Roxy would be able to go outside
for once. Roxy felt so happy and so we were so happy. We had roast dinner
that night and it was the best dinner I had ever had. We had three bowls
of icecream each. We couldnt wait till morning.
CHAPTER: THE PROTEST
In the morning I got up first. Then Nick got up, then Catherine, then
Dad , then Roxy, then Mum. We collected the posters and headed down
the road saying things like unfair for Roxy! and down
with the meanies!. We started waving our signs around and saying
what they said. Some signs said give some care for Roxy!
and others said be kind to Rox! and there were lots of others
Catherine started to feel sick and we had to go home again but I decided
to stay and continue on the protest. An argument started. But finally
Mum and Dad gave up and sai okay have it your way.
Mum and Dad said together, under one condition, you will stay
in the same spot.
yes mum. I said.
Off walked Mum, Dad, Nick and Catherine.
After a while I got bored, so I started to sing a song and to my suprise
some one gave me a five dollar note! At first I was puzzled but after
a while I remembered that some people sange for money. So I kept in
singing. It was hard work singing and after a while there was a small
When Mum, Dad and Nick came back there was a small amount of money.
After a while I stopped singing and we continued on our protest. The
protest was no good so we started in plan B - being very nice. it didnt
work so we started in plan C - being nasty. But that didnt work.
So we started on plan D - having another meeting at 10.30pm.
At 10.30pm on Friday, we started our meeting, but no one had any ideas.
So we gave up hope of stopping the dogs and the people laughing at Roxy.
After a couple of years went by, Roxy was reading the newspaper one
day when she read an article which said there would be a competition
in four days time to find the craziest dog in the world. It said that
the competition would be held at the Town Hall in Mullumbimby. After
Roxy finished reading the article, she jumped up and said, Well
what di you knw! Im bound to win the competition! Hooray!
By Jove, Roxys right. Shes bound to win the competition!
CHAPTER 6 : THE CRAZY DOG COMPETITION
Four days later, we took Roxy to the Town Hall. Roxy was astonished
to see how many dogs were there. As soon as they saw Roxy every one
roared with laughter. Even the judges were laughing. Roxy was glad they
were laughing! When it was Roxys turn no one could stop laughing!
Roxy had won! Three cheers for Roxy. Hip hip hooray! Dad pulled back
Roxys ears, the wind changed and when Dad let go Roxy was a normal
dog again. And guess what! Roxy had won a trip to Disney Land for the
familly and she could come too!