I bought Albie Dog a little hat! And I found his bunny toy in the water dish. And these two things inspired me to write a pictorial tale of muuuuuuuuurrrrrrrder.
One morning the Great Detective Albus Baxter Barkeridge rose and exited his lovely home after a night of deep sleep.
In front of his eyes, a terrible sight! Elsie Bunny, face down in a water dish.
He turned her over and tried his best to save her, but it was too late, she was completely waterlogged. Dead Bunny.
Detective Barkeridge retreated to his thinking chair in order to observe the investigation, but remained ready to leap in as needed. When the police called, he was eager to assist!
With the help of his lovely assistant, Detective Barkeridge put on his detecting gear and prepared to investigate.
He carefully explored the scene of the crime.
He licked his lips in anticipation of a juicy problem to solve.
Then starred into the distance as he applied all of his Vast Intellect to this puzzle.
The papparazzi swarmed, and yet he was unmoved, seemingly unaware of all around him, such is the depth of his thought.
He reached out, the solution felt just out of grasp! But no, it was gone.
Fleeing the crowds, he retreated to his Thinking Chair, lost in the castle of his mind.
And then, a terrible vision! He saw himself, the night before in the same place, and curled up next to him……Elsie Bunny!!!!
Further visions, himself drooling and mouthing at a bone….a Bunny Bone!!!!
Yes, this was the terrible truth! Albus B. Barkeridge, that force for good in the world, at night transformed into a terrible ravening beast!!!!!
Detective Barkeridge, no, MURDERER Barkeridge, in an agony of guilt through himself into the captivity of the Authorities.
Brought before the court, he threw himself on their mercy (and feet)
But there was no hope for him, there must be justice, he found himself exiled to a cold and lonely cell.
There he sits to this day, a lesson to us all and a moral, Crime Will Always Be Punished.
THE END (that was quite a sad story in the end, wasn’t it?)
(Also, I feel there is a better title, perhaps with a dog-based pun in it, that I am missing. If you can think of one, suggest it!)