Episode 16: Canines Courageous
A Lesson in Courage
[It is still Winter, as the snow continues falling and the wind continues blowing
all around the forest. Soon, after a couple of months have gone by, the snow then
begins to melt, as a sign that Spring has now approached the forest. Soon, after
all of the snow has melted, flowers start blooming and the grass is lush and green
again, at the same time that all of the birds that had flown South for the Winter
have returned now that the weather is nice and warm once again. At the home of
Isabella the arctic fox, Isabella comes out from her den to notice that Spring
has returned to the forest again.]
Isabella: *sighs* I love Spring. That means that it's that time of year again.
[At that moment, just as Isabella says this, she looks up in time to notice Berle
the sapsucker flying towards her while carrying a message in his talons.]
Berle: Top of the morning to you, Isabella.
Isabella: Good morning to you too, Berle. Is that what I think it is?
Berle: You betcha, here you go.
[Berle then hands the message to Isabella after he lands in front of her.]
Berle: It sure is a lovely Spring day today, isn't it?
Isabella: It sure is. Thank you.
Berle: My pleasure, be seeing you!
[Berle then flies off after that, just as Isabella then unrolls the message she was
given and starts to read it.]
Isabella: "Dear Isabella, you are once again invited to attend this year's Aura Valley
Spring Canine Festival. This time, you are also permitted to invite a few canine friends
to come with you. Hope to see you there. Signed, the Canine Council."
[After Isabella reads this message, she is happy to hear this news.]
Isabella: I can hardly believe it, Aura Valley is holding their annual Spring Canine
Festival again. *thinks for a minute* Now let's see, which canine friends do I know
that would be suitable to join me there?
[After thinking for a minute, Isabella is able to remember the suitable canines that
can accompany her to Aura Valley.]
Isabella: Now I remember, I'll ask Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry if any of them would
like to come with me to Aura Valley this year. And that's just what I'll do.
[Soon, Isabella then walks off after that, to see if she could invite Laura, Scooter,
Jimmy, and Jerry to come to Aura Valley with her. The first stop that Isabella comes
to is the home of Laura Carrot/Poodle, as she knocks on the door. Seconds later, the
door opens as Dad Carrot/Poodle answers the door.]
Dad Carrot: Hello, Isabella, what brings you here on this nice Spring day?
Isabella: Is Laura here? I'd like to talk to her.
[Dad Carrot then turns away from the door to call for Laura.]
Dad Carrot: Laura! Isabella wants to see you!
[Seconds later, Laura then walks up to the door, before looking up in time to see
Laura: Hello, Isabella.
Isabella: Hello, Laura, it is so good to see you again. I've come to ask you something.
Dad Carrot: What is it?
Isabella: Mr. Poodle, with your permission, I would like Laura to accompany me to Aura
Dad Carrot: Why? What's happening in Aura Valley?
Isabella: It is a special yearly event known as the Spring Canine Festival. I will explain
better if Laura is to meet me at my place this afternoon.
Laura: Dad, can I?
Dad Carrot: Hmmmmm, I don't see why not, Laura. After all, Isabella can be trusted.
Isabella: I assure you, Mr. Poodle, Laura will be in safe hands. Remember, Laura, meet me at
my place this afternoon.
[Isabella soon leaves after that, as Laura waves goodbye to Isabella. Isabella then continues
trekking through the forest to meet up with the other canines she intends to invite.]
[Soon, Isabella arrives at the home of Scooter Carrot/Scottish Deerhound, where Scooter is
seen arranging some potted plants that he's been growing, all while humming to the tune of
"The Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond". Scooter then hears footsteps from behind him, before he
turns around to see Isabella approaching him.]
Isabella: Good morning, Scooter.
Scooter: Ach! Good mornin' to ya, Lassie! Sure is a nice Spring day, isn't it?
Isabella: Oh yes, Scooter. It is a really nice day today. I've come to ask you something.
Scooter: Well, ask away, Lass. I've got all the time in the world.
Isabella: Scooter, I would be very honored if you would come with me to Aura Valley to
attend the annual Spring Canine Festival. I already asked Laura, and her parents gave
her permission to come with me as well.
Scooter: Aura Valley, eh? Well, I suppose I could use a break from all the plantin' I've
been doin'. I would be glad to come, Lass. *smiles*
Isabella: That's fantastic, Scooter. Meet me at my place this afternoon, and I will explain
it all then. Goodbye.
[Isabella then leaves after that, while Scooter also waves back as well.]
Scooter: The lass sure has got spirit, I like that in her. *chuckles*
[Scooter then picks up a couple of his potted plants before going back into his home after
that once Isabella has left. The scene then switches to where we are now treated to a closeup
of Jimmy Gourd/Jackal's growling stomach, before also being treated to a closeup of Jerry
Gourd/Jackal's growling stomach as well. The two jackal brothers are both laying on their
backs in the middle of a large meadow while feeling very hungry.]
Jimmy: Boy, I tell ya, Jerry, I'm so hungry I bet I could eat ten horses.
Jerry: Oh yeah, Jimmy? I'm so hungry I bet I could eat twenty horses.
Jimmy: Oh, really? Well, I could eat thirty horses and ten cows.
Jerry: Yeah? Well, I could eat forty horses and twenty cows.
Isabella: (Off-screen) And how do you two propose on doing that?
[Jimmy and Jerry both turn their gazes towards the source of the voice, before they both
see Isabella coming in their direction, as they both pick themselves up, despite the fact
that they are really hungry.]
Jimmy: Isabella, we were just hungry. Uh, you got any food on you?
Isabella: I'm sorry, boys, but I do not have any food with me. *Jimmy and Jerry become
saddened from hearing this* But, maybe there is a chance that you two can get a fine
Isabella: I've come to ask if you two would like to come with me to Aura Valley to attend
the Spring Canine Festival. Meet me at my place this afternoon, and maybe then you'll get
something to eat while I explain it all to you. After all, I've already asked Laura and
Scooter if they would like to come, and they said yes.
Jimmy: Well, if it involves food, then we'll come. Count us in, Isabella!
Isabella: I was waiting for you two to say that, see you this afternoon.
Jimmy: We'll be there.
[Isabella soon leaves after that, while Jimmy and Jerry are both excited about the prospect
of getting a good meal at last.]
Jimmy: *excited* Boy, oh, boy, can you believe that, Jerry? Isabella's inviting us to her
place, and we'll get a delicious meal out of it!
Jerry: Yeah, I can hardly wait, Jimmy! *licks his lips in anticipation*
[Later, Isabella has returned to her den, now that she has accomplished the task of asking
Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry to join her in her quest to Aura Valley to attend the
Spring Canine Festival. Later, once Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry have arrived at the
home of Isabella, the small group is served a fabulous meal by Isabella, the meal consisting
of the finest meats, like steak, pork chops, and chicken, a lot of fresh fruits, like apples,
oranges, bananas, grapes, and pears, and even some sandwiches, some fish, rice, soup, and
mashed potatoes. The small group then begin to eat their share of the food that they've
been served, while Isabella begins to explain to them the reason for her inviting them
to her home.]
Isabella: Thank you for coming over, everyone. I have invited you all here because as I've
explained to you earlier, Aura Valley will be holding its annual Spring Canine Festival.
Laura: What's the Spring Canine Festival?
Isabella: Every year, all of the canines gather at Aura Valley because this is the time
of year in the Spring when there is a full moon that lasts for an entire week. When there
is a full moon, it brings out a canine's instinct to howl at the moon.
Scooter: I hope you don't mind me fer asking, Lassie, but what kind of canines do you
Isabella: Well, Scooter, just about every kind of canine there is in the world; wolves,
coyotes, foxes, dingoes, dholes, jackals, like Jimmy and Jerry there, and even regular
dogs, like you and Laura.
Scooter: Aye, that answers my question.
Jimmy: *chewing* Will there be food?
Isabella: Of course, Jimmy, after all, the Spring Canine Festival at Aura Valley will
provide food for all of the canines that visit there. In fact, the Spring Canine Festival
is also famous for providing a special delicacy known as the Aura Valley Canine Contenter.
Jerry: What's that?
Isabella: It's basically a casserole made up of different kinds of meats and fruits and
vegetables of any sort. It is delicious, but also a bit spicy.
[Jimmy and Jerry both lick their lips after hearing Isabella's description of the Aura
Valley Canine Contenter.]
Isabella: So anyway, are any of you willing to join me in traveling to Aura Valley?
Laura: We'd love to, Isabella.
Scooter: Aye, we'd be glad to join ya, Lassie.
Jimmy: I'm game!
Jerry: Me too!
Isabella: Excellent, I knew that you'd be willing to come with me to the Spring Canine
[Later, after the group has finished eating the meal that Isabella has given them, they
then leave while Isabella bids them goodbye.]
Isabella: See you tomorrow, everyone, and remember to be ready tomorrow because that's
when we set out for Aura Valley.
Laura: We'll remember, Isabella.
Scooter: Be seein' ya tomorrow, Lassie.
Jimmy: Yeah, and thanks for the food, Isabella, it was delicious!
Jerry: Yeah, delicious!
[After Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry have left, Isabella then goes back inside her
home after that, so that she can prepare for the trip to Aura Valley with her four
canine friends the next day. The next day, Isabella has gotten everything all ready
before she also meets up with Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry, who are also ready
to journey on to Aura Valley. The group is also met with Bob the Tomato/Red Panda,
Larry the Cucumber/Ring-tailed Lemur, Aristotle, and Fritz the day gecko who are there
to see them off after they have also been informed about the small group's trip.]
Bob: Well, Isabella, we all hope that you, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry have fun
at the Spring Canine Festival.
Larry: Yeah, I wish I could go too.
Isabella: I'm sorry, Larry, but this celebration is strictly for canines only so you're
not a canine, you're a lemur.
Aristotle: She has a point, Larry. The Spring Canine Festival is supposed to celebrate
the day that all of the canines gather at Aura Valley.
Larry: You're right, Aristotle.
Fritz: Be careful out there, Isabella.
Isabella: We will, Fritz, don't worry.
[With all the goodbyes put behind them, Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry then
start to head off deep through the forest, towards the direction of Aura Valley, while
Bob, Larry, Aristotle, and Fritz wave goodbye to them.]
Aristotle: God be with them.
Bob: Yeah, we'll be praying for them while they're gone.
[Meanwhile, Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry continue on their trek while
traveling towards Aura Valley. Knowing that it is two day's travel to get from the
main forest to Aura Valley, the group know that they have to make it there in time
for the festival. The group is able to travel across the river, over a large mountain,
cross over a large crevice by way of a log extending from one end of the crevice to
another, and traveling through the deeper parts of the forest. Soon, nightfall has
come to the forest, as the group all decide to spend the night before continuing
onward to Aura Valley. The next morning, after having waking up and having breakfast,
the five canines are able to continue on their way towards the direction of Aura
Isabella: We should be getting close to Aura Valley now, everyone. As long as we have
God's courage on our side, we'll get there soon enough.
Laura: What do you mean by that, Isabella? I don't understand what you mean by 'God's
Isabella: Allow me to explain, Laura, as long as God gives us the courage to travel
on to Aura Valley, nothing can stand against us.
Laura: *nods in understanding*
Scooter: Aye, you may have a point, Lassie.
Jimmy: Well, if God really does give us courage, then there's no reason for us to
turn back now.
Isabella: Precisely, Jimmy, now come, everyone, while we still have daylight.
[After a couple more hours, Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry come upon a
large mountain, which Isabella identifies as the mountain that lies between the forest
and Aura Valley.]
Isabella: This is it, everyone. Beyond this mountain lies Aura Valley.
Jimmy: Are you suggesting that we climb this mountain, Isabella?
Isabella: Yes, that is what I'm suggesting.
Jerry: She's right, Jimmy.
Jimmy: *shrugging* Alright, if you say so.
[Soon, the five canines all begin to climb up the mountain even though the mountain is
really steep and they all start to get tired from trying to climb the mountain. Despite
feeling really tired from trying to climb up the mountain, Isabella, Laura, Scooter,
Jimmy, and Jerry are finally able to make it to the top of the mountain where they
are able to see a large valley on the other side of the mountain after making it to
Isabella: We have made it, everyone. There's Aura Valley down there.
All: *happily* Hip, Hip, Hooray! Hip, Hip, Hooray! Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Laura: It's so beautiful, Isabella!
Isabella: It sure is, Laura. *smiles* Come, everyone, Aura Valley and the Spring Canine
[With no time to waste, the group then begin to make their way down the other side of
the mountain, down towards Aura Valley. As the five canines make it down the other side
and arrive in Aura Valley, they see all of the various canines that have arrived at the
valley to take part in the Spring Canine Festival. There are wolves, coyotes, foxes,
dingoes, dholes, jackals, and especially domestic dogs, such as German Shepherds, Golden
Retrievers, etc. One of the canines, a red wolf named Jocko, is one of the canines to
meet the group when he sees them come.]
Jocko: Welcome back to Aura Valley, Isabella.
Isabella: Hello again, Jocko.
Jimmy: *afraid* Oh no, not another wolf.
Isabella: Relax, Jimmy, Jocko is a nice wolf, he's not like Juodas.
Jocko: *chuckles* Don't worry about me. *becomes upset after a few seconds* Though, it's
Juodas that I can never forgive after what he did to us years ago.
Laura: Why? What did Juodas do?
Jocko: No need to worry, little lady. It's none of your concern. So, who are these new
arrivals to Aura Valley, Isabella?
Isabella: Jocko, these are my new friends. This is Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry.
Scooter: Good to meet ya, Laddie.
Jimmy: Hi, I'm Jimmy and this is my brother, Jerry.
Jerry: Hi there.
Jocko: Well any friend of Isabella is a friend of mine. Come, my friends, and I'll show
you around the Spring Canine Festival.
[Soon, the small group then follows after Jocko, as he shows them all the sights of the
festival in Aura Valley, such as all the games that canines can play, all the places
where they can just hang out and have fun, and especially all the contests, and also
the tables where the food is being served. After a while, Jimmy and Jerry can't help
but start to feel hungry again, while still following after the others. Jimmy clutches
his stomach with both paws.]
Jimmy: *groans* All that traveling and all this sightseeing has really made me hungry.
Jerry: Me too.
Jimmy: Yeah, it feels like my belly is telling me, "Feed me, Jimmy. I need food".
Jerry: My belly too.
[The two brothers then hear the sounds of yelling, before they both turn their gazes
towards where a crowd of coyotes, dholes, Pomeranians, Jack Russell Terriers, and
Chihuahuas are gathered at a large table. At the table is a hulking Great Dane who
is eating large amounts of a casserole-like dish, competing against a coyote. After
a few seconds, the coyote falls backwards after becoming too full from trying to
eat as much as the Great Dane. It is clear that the Great Dane has won the eating
contest, while his two friends, two dingoes, congratulate him for winning the contest.
Jimmy and Jerry then make their way towards the crowd to find out what's going on.]
Jimmy: What's going on here?
Pomeranian # 1: Can't you tell? The Spring Canine Festival has its annual eating
contest to see who can eat 20 helpings of the Aura Valley Canine Contenter in just
Pomeranian # 2: Yeah, Skidder is the undefeated champion of the contest, and his
two buddies, Tooth and Nail, support him all the way.
Jimmy: So, that's what the Aura Valley Canine Contenter looks like.
Jerry: It looks delicious.
Chihuahua # 1: Yeah, it is delicious, but also a bit spicy. If you two are thinking
about competing against Skidder, forget it. No one has ever tried to eat more than
[After a few seconds of contemplating, Jimmy and Jerry begin to approach the table,
much to the shock of the two Pomeranians and the Chihuahua.]
Tooth: Skidder is the undefeated Aura Valley Eating Contest champion of the Spring
Nail: Face it, none of you can eat more than he can.
Skidder: Yeah, no one can beat me at eating 20 helpings.
Jimmy: (Off-screen) Don't be too sure.
[Skidder, Tooth, and Nail become alert when they hear Jimmy's voice, before they all
turn to see Jimmy and Jerry approach them at the table. When the trio see the two
jackal brothers appear in front of them, they start laughing.]
Tooth: *laughing* What is this? Some kind of joke?
Nail: How do you two big-bellies expect to beat Skidder in eating 20 helpings of the
Aura Valley Canine Contenter?
Jimmy: I'll have you know that my brother and I can outeat your champion any day of
Tooth: Ha! That's a laugh!
Nail: What do you have to say to that, Skidder?
Skidder: I say, they don't stand a a chance against me. But if it's a challenge they want,
then it's a challenge that they'll get.
[Meanwhile, Isabella, Jocko, Laura, and Scooter have noticed that Jimmy and Jerry are
missing from the group.]
Laura: Where could they be?
[Before anything else can happen, the rest of the group notice the crowd that has
gathered at the table, before they spot Jimmy and Jerry at the table with Skidder.]
Isabella: Oh no! I think Jimmy and Jerry have decided to take on Skidder for the
eating contest portion of the festival.
Scooter: And who is Skidder?
Jocko: Why, he's only the undefeated champion of the Spring Canine Festival Eating
Contest. No one has ever tried to beat him in eating 20 helpings of the Aura Valley
Canine Contenter in five minutes or less.
[The group then approach the crowd where the contest is underway. Off to the side,
Tooth and Nail are wishing Skidder luck, before they turn to face each other.]
Tooth: There's no way that those two yellow-bellied potbellies will try to eat more
than Skidder. What do you think, Nail?
Nail: *laughing* Yeah, their stomachs will bust before they even get past ten, Tooth.
Announcer: On your mark, get set, chow down!
[Soon, the contest has started as Skidder starts to wolf down the first four helpings
of the Aura Valley Canine Contenter, which is a casserole-like dish comprised of
different kinds of meats, fruits, and vegetables. When Skidder finishes the fourth
helping of the dish, he looks over before becoming surprised to see that Jimmy and
Jerry have already eaten all 20 helpings in less than five minutes, both brothers
leaning up against their chairs with full stomachs.]
Jimmy: Hey, are you gonna eat that?
[Tooth and Nail are also surprised when they see that Jimmy and Jerry have eaten
20 helpings of the Aura Valley Canine Contenter in less than five minutes and that
they have beaten Skidder, just as Isabella, Jocko, Laura, and Scooter approach them.]
Tooth: *surprised* I don't believe it!
Nail: *also surprised* But how? Where do they put it all?
Scooter: Laddies, you are lookin' at Jimmy and Jerry, the two brothers with the
world's biggest stomachs. I sure didn't believe it myself when I first met them,
but now look at them.
[The rest of the crowd are also surprised when they see that Jimmy and Jerry have
been able to beat Skidder at the contest. Isabella then approaches the two jackal
brothers after that.]
Isabella: Congratulations, Jimmy and Jerry.
Jocko: Yeah, we never figured anyone to beat Skidder at the eating contest portion
of the festival.
Jimmy: Are you kidding? Jerry and I do it all the time back home.
Jerry: That's right, Jimmy.
[Skidder, Tooth, and Nail then leave in defeat after that, while Jimmy and Jerry
are given the prize for winning the contest, which is a large helping of the Aura
Valley Canine Contenter, which Jimmy and Jerry gladly eat, while the others also
start to help themselves as well. Later, sundown has begun to approach the valley,
while Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry have been shown to the den that
they'll be sleeping for the night. Inside the den, the group is resting, while
Jimmy and Jerry are both leaning up against the side of the den while rubbing
their full stomachs from having eaten large helpings of the Aura Valley Canine
Isabella: I'm surprised that you two were actually able to beat Skidder in the eating
contest. Then again, that was very courageous of you two to face off against him.
Jimmy: Yeah. *groans* Boy, am I stuffed. I knew that I was hungry, but I never
thought that we'd actually be facing off against an undefeated eating contest
Jerry: *groans* Me neither.
Scooter: Well, you laddies still showed your stuff at that eating contest today, that
much I can tell ya.
[Seconds later, the sound of the door knocking is heard, which brings everyone to
attention as Isabella goes to answer it. Isabella then opens the door to reveal Jocko
standing at the front door.]
Jocko: It's getting close to that time, Isabella. Since your friends there are obviously
new arrivals to Aura Valley, we have to test them to see if they are capable of howling
if they are to howl at the moon tonight and the other nights for the rest of this week.
Laura: What's he talking about, Isabella?
Isabella: I forgot to mention, any new canines that come to attend the Spring Canine
Festival have to be tested to see if they are able to howl in order to join the other
canines in howling at the moon.
Scooter: Aye, Lassie, I think we're all ready for that.
[Later, the group then follow after Jocko after that, so that they can be tested in
howling if they are to howl at the moon. Once the group has arrived at the center of
the village, they are met with the howling coach, a dhole named Rudy.]
Rudy: So, these are the new arrivals to the Spring Canine Festival, huh?
Isabella: Yes, Rudy.
Rudy: Good to see you again, Isabella, but it's time to see if these friends of yours
are worthy to join the other canines in howling at the moon.
[Rudy then walks over to Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry after that to test them in
howling. He then walks up to Laura first.]
Rudy: Alright, Little Miss, let's hear your howl.
[At first, Laura is afraid, but when she sees Isabella give her a small nod to let her
know not to be afraid, Laura is able to muster up enough courage to let out a high-
pitched howl. Rudy is impressed when he hears Laura's howl.]
Rudy: Not bad, not bad at all, Little Miss. *He then turns his gaze towards Scooter
after that* Now it's your turn.
Scooter: Aye, if you say so, Laddie.
[Scooter then takes a deep breath before he is able to let out a raspy but strong
howl, which Rudy is also impressed by.]
Rudy: Raspy, but good. *He turns his gaze towards Jimmy and Jerry after that* Alright,
the two potbellies that beat Skidder at the eating contest earlier today.
Jimmy: That's us.
Rudy: Okay, brown fur, let's hear your howl.
Jimmy: I don't know much about howling, but okay. *shrugs*
[With that, Jimmy also takes a deep breath before letting out a loud howl, which Rudy
is also impressed by.]
Rudy: Good howling, brown fur. Now, it's your turn, gold fur.
Jerry: *nervously* Uh, me?
Rudy: Yes, you! Now show me how good you can howl.
[Even though Jerry is hesitant at first, like Laura, he manages to muster up enough
courage as he takes a deep breath before also letting out a high-pitched-sounding
howl, which surprises Rudy.]
Rudy: Unorthodox, but a good howl nonetheless.
Jimmy: Nice going, Jerry. You had me worried there for a minute.
Jerry: *smiles at Jimmy, who smiles back at him*
[Rudy then walks back towards Isabella and Jocko after that, now that he has tested
Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry to make sure that they are worthy of howling at the
Rudy: Jocko, I am proud to tell you that Isabella's four friends there are deemed
worthy of joining all of the other canines in the moon howling of the Spring Canine
Isabella: That's wonderful, Rudy.
Jocko: Now that that's settled, then let the howling begin!
[Soon, nightfall has approached the valley, with the moon now high in the sky and
in its full phase. All of the canines then gather near the edge of the cliffside
where the moon is hanging above, before they all proceed to howl at the moon for
three hours straight. After three hours have passed, once all of the canines have
finished howling at the moon, they all decide to turn in for the night. Once Isabella,
Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry have returned to the den they're staying in, they
are prepared to go to bed.]
Isabella: I'm really proud of all four of you tonight. You were all courageous enough
to prove to Rudy that you are worthy of joining all the other canines in howling at
the moon. God must be proud of you for accomplishing this courageous act.
Laura: Thanks, Isabella. I didn't even know if I was good enough to howl or not.
Scooter: You and me both, Lass.
Jimmy: *yawns* I had no idea that howling at the moon would make a guy so tired.
Jerry: *yawns* You said it, Jimmy.
Isabella: Well, we should all hit the hay, because tomorrow is another big day of
the Spring Canine Festival.
[Soon, the five canines have all gone to sleep, wondering what lies ahead in store
for them the next day. Meanwhile, in the darkest of the night, Juodas is now in the
area of Aura Valley, obviously angry about the fact that he has been banished from
attending the yearly Spring Canine Festival.]
Juodas: Kick me out of the Spring Canine Festival, will they? I'll show them not to
banish me from Aura Valley once I'm through with them. I'll strike soon enough. *chuckles*
[The next morning, the sun has risen for all of the canines in Aura Valley, as everyone
wakes up to start the next day of the Spring Canine Festival. Isabella, Laura, Scooter,
Jimmy, and Jerry all wake up after that.]
Isabella: Wake up, my friends. Today is the second day of the Spring Canine Festival.
Jimmy: *yawns* When's breakfast? I'm hungry.
Isabella: Patience, Jimmy. Breakfast will be served soon enough.
Jerry: I hope so.
[Seconds later, the door starts knocking as Isabella goes to answer it. When Isabella
opens the door, she finds Jocko at the door once again, this time having been kind
enough to bring breakfast to the small group.]
Jocko: Top of the morning to all of you. I bring you breakfast to help you start the
Isabella: Thank you, Jocko.
Jimmy: *excited* Oh boy! Breakfast!
Jerry: *also excited* Yeah! Let's eat!
Isabella: Not so fast, you two. First, we need to pray to the Lord for all that's
Scooter: The Lassie has a point, Laddies.
[With that, Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry all close their eyes and bow
their heads as they prepare to pray.]
Isabella: Dear Lord, thank you for all that we've done yesterday, and for helping to
give us the courage to get this far to Aura Valley, and thank you for this meal that
we are about to enjoy. In your holy name, Amen.
[After the group has finished praying, they begin to eat their meal of the food that
has been given to them, consisting of bacon, eggs, toast, sausages, pancakes, waffles,
oatmeal, milk, and orange juice. After finishing with breakfast, the group is now
ready to start the next day of the Spring Canine Festival.]
Jimmy: *rubbing his stomach with one paw* Mmmmmmmmm, now that feels good.
Jerry: *also rubbing his stomach with one paw* It sure does.
Isabella: Well, at least it's fitting to know that since you two now have food in
your bellies, you should be fine for a while.
[Once that's over with, the group then prepare to start the next day of the Spring
Canine Festival, spending the day checking out all the sights, mingling with all of
the other canines that have come to attend the festival, and even sampling the different
kinds of food that are being served at the festival. Soon, the day has come to an end
with nightfall approaching the valley once again, as all of the canines once again
gather at the cliffside to howl at the moon again. The canines continue to do this
for the rest of the week, until they are now down to the last day of the Spring
Canine Festival. Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry are now ready to spend
the last day of the festival before returning home.]
Isabella: It's amazing that this entire week has passed by in so little time.
Scooter: Aye, Lassie, I can hardly believe it myself.
[The group prepares to spend the last day of the festival, not realizing that Juodas
is still spying on them, still preparing to make his move. The evil black wolf grins
to himself, preparing to attack when sundown approaches. Soon, after the day has gone
by, sundown has once again begun to approach the valley. It is a sign that it is getting
close to nightfall, the time for all of the canines to howl at the moon again. Jocko
then meets up with Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry once again.]
Jocko: Well, Isabella, this is the last day of the festival.
Isabella: I know, Jocko.
Jocko: I just want you to know that no matter what happens tonight, I had a wonderful
time getting to know your friends.
[Suddenly, before anything else can happen, the group hears the sound of a frightened
German Shepherd's voice crying out.]
German Shepherd: Everyone! Run for your lives! Juodas has returned!
[Everyone becomes surprised when they hear that Juodas has returned to Aura Valley, at
the same time that Juodas is wreaking havoc on the festival. All of the canines run for
their lives to try and escape from Juodas' wrath.]
Juodas: *cackling* Run, you cowards! Run!
Jocko: *angrily* You've got nerve to come back to Aura Valley again, Juodas, after being
told never to return!
Laura: Isabella, what's going on here?
[With that, Isabella has no other choice now but to explain to Laura, Scooter, Jimmy,
and Jerry the reason why Juodas has been banned from Aura Valley. Isabella then explains
to the foursome that Juodas used to reguarly come to the Spring Canine Festival, until
the day where he stole food from the other canines and bullied them around, which led
to him being banished from coming to Aura Valley. After Isabella finishes this explanation,
the foursome are surprised from hearing the aftermath.]
Scooter: That certainly explains everything, Lassie.
Isabella: Yes, Juodas has been banned from coming here because of his vicious tendencies.
Jocko: Canines of the Spring Canine Festival never back down from a fight!
[However, when Jocko says this, all of the other canines are too frightened to face off
against Juodas, which Jocko is frustrated to see. Juodas can only give off a laugh when
he sees this.]
Juodas: Ha! You were saying, Jocko?
Jocko: *growls angrily*
[While this is going on, Laura realizes that in order to get rid of Juodas, her and her
friends have to face off against him themselves.]
Laura: God gives us courage to face our problems and fears.
Isabella: Exactly, Laura.
[Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry are initially surprised when they hear this, but they also
realize that Laura is right. Juodas still continues to wreak havoc in the festival,
before he looks over to notice Laura and Isabella standing off to the side.]
Juodas: Isabella, so we meet again.
Isabella: Juodas, haven't you understood that you're not welcome here in Aura Valley
Juodas: This time, you'll pay for all the times you've humiliated me!
[Juodas then starts to charge towards Isabella and Laura, as they start to run towards
the direction of the cliffside. After a few minutes of running, Isabella and Laura reach
the edge of the cliffside, which is concealed by some bushes. Seconds later, Juodas is
able to catch up to them, before he stops right in front of them.]
Laura: What are you waiting for, Juodas? Come and get us!
[Juodas then remembers when he had the exact same trick pulled on him by Bob long ago,
which led to him falling over the edge of the cliff and into the river. This time,
Juodas knows better than that, as he just scoffs.]
Juodas: Ha! That trick may have worked the first time when your Red Panda friend pulled
it on me, but it won't work this time! *chuckles wickedly*
[However, just as Juodas says this, he suddenly finds himself getting hit on the back of
the head by a serving of the Aura Valley Canine Contenter, which causes him to get sent
tumbling forward before he falls off the edge of the cliffside while screaming in anguish,
until he lands on the bottom of the cliffside. Now that Juodas has been defeated once
again, Isabella and Laura then turn to see that Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry have arrived,
with Jimmy and Jerry having been the ones that threw the Aura Valley Canine Contenter
at Juodas to knock him over the cliff.]
Scooter: Are ya alright, Lassies?
Isabella: Thanks to you guys.
Jimmy: Don't mention it, Isabella, that Aura Valley Canine Contenter is not only delicious,
but it also makes a handy way of driving off Juodas.
[With all of that behind them now, the group then return to where Jocko is happy to see
that Juodas has been gotten rid of. All of the other canines are also happy that Juodas
Jocko: Congratulations for getting rid of Juodas. That was very courageous of all of you
to face against him, even when a lot of us were too afraid.
Isabella: Precisely, after all, God gives us courage to face off against any problem, no
matter how hard or scary it seems.
Jimmy: You're telling me, Isabella.
Isabella: We should all remember what the Bible tells us, "Be watchful, stand firm in the
faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13"
Jocko: Well, God was certainly on our side, since the five of you were able to drive
off Juodas. Now come, everyone, nightfall has come so it's time to howl at the moon
[Soon, all of the canines approach the cliffside again before they all proceed to howl
at the moon once again for three hours. After howling at the moon for three hours, all
of the canines then turn in for the night, now that the Spring Canine Festival is over
for the year. The next morning, now that the Spring Canine Festival is over, it means
that it is also time for Isabella, Laura, Scooter, Jimmy, and Jerry to return back home
to their home in the forest. After having breakfast, the group is prepared to leave
while Jocko has come to see them off.]
Jocko: We hope to see you and your friends again at next year's Spring Canine Festival,
Isabella: I should hope so too, Jocko.
Laura: Goodbye, Jocko, and thank you for everything.
Jocko: My pleasure, little lady. *smiles*
Isabella: Aside from having to deal with Juodas again, we all had a fun time at the
Scooter: *nodding* Aye, Lassie.
Jimmy: Do we really have to go? I was really starting to enjoy that Aura Valley Canine
Jerry: Me too.
Jocko: Don't despair, you two. You can always come back next year for the Spring Canine
Isabella: He's right, you two. Plus, at least you two were able to beat Skidder at the
eating contest a few days back.
[Jimmy and Jerry both blush when Isabella mentions this to them. Soon, the group then
start to leave Aura Valley while waving goodbye to Jocko, who waves back at them. After
climbing back up the mountain that they climbed up days ago, Isabella, Laura, Scooter,
Jimmy, and Jerry are able to make their way back down the other side of the mountain,
heading for the direction of their forest home.]
Isabella: Well, what did all of you think of the Spring Canine Festival?
Laura: It was really fun, Isabella. Thanks for taking us there with you. I can't wait
to tell my Mom and Dad about it when we get home.
Scooter: Aye, Lassie, we all had a great time there at the festival.
Jimmy: Don't get me wrong, Isabella, the food at the festival was great and all, but
it just doesn't beat the food back home.
Isabella: *laughs* Oh, Jimmy, don't you and Jerry ever think about anything else besides
[The group then start laughing about afterwards, as they still continue on their way
back home, just as the screen goes black, ending the episode.]
(Ending credits playing)