Ann and Friends

By Ann Gelles



Ann & Friends – Story #17



       Noelani is my new guide dog.  We have been together since July 2007.  Noelani is a great buddy already.  Noelani loves to work.  Noelani takes me places in a jiffy.


       Noelani loves to have fun.  Noelani loves to give kisses and cuddle.  Noelani makes me giggle.  Noelani loves squeaky toys drives me crazy sometimes.  Noelani has lots of dog and human friends.  Noelani likes to romp and wriggle with Gilly or Rusa or Camilla on play dates.  Noelani jumps in the pond at home.  I pray Noelani won’t get too muddy.


       Noelani and I usually walk twice a day.  We usually walk to Palm before work and Pine after work.  One day we got up late.  It was Columbus Day.  Columbus Day was a holiday for everyone at CSB.  I got up late because I didn’t have enough sleep.  Besides Noelani didn’t disturb me.  Noelani usually wakes me up with a kiss.

       The sun was bright.  The sky was blue.  There was a gentle breeze.   We were happy to have a holiday.  It was a great day for a walk.


       There was more traffic because we were late.  We were ten minutes from home.  We began to cross Gallegos.  Bump.  I fell to the ground.  I was hit by a Toyota.  I couldn’t get up.  Abby was upset.


       “I see you all the time.  I admire you.  I can’t believe I hit you.  I didn’t see you,” Abby said.


       I couldn’t believe Noelani and I were in an accident.  Fortunately, Noelani was not hurt by the Toyota.  I have been in 3 traffic accidents before.  Unfortunately, I would have to go to the hospital.


       I left Noelani home with a friend.  Dee took me to the hospital.  Dee knows about hospitals.  Dee was a big comfort.  A policeman came to take an accident report.  He was mad because we left the scene of a traffic accident and did not report it.  Then the doctor said, “I don’t’ believe your leg is broken, but we’ll take some x-rays to be sure.”  I didn’t feel very calm or lucky.  His news wasn’t very good.  “Your leg is broken,” he said.  “You’ll have to use a soft brace until you see the bone doctor.”  He told me not to walk on it.  I confess, I was not very happy!


       The bone doctor gave me another type of brace.  I would have to use it for 8 weeks.  My friend, Angela, took Noelani home to live until I could walk.  Angela came by with Noelani for a visit almost every day so I could see Noey.


       Hurray!  Noelani and I walk twice a day once more.  I confess, I am afraid of traffic.  I depend on Noey to keep us safe.


Name:    ____________________

Date:      ____________________



Ann and Friends



Use insert to add the missing word in each sentence.  A dash shows you where to insert your answer so the sentence will be true.


1            _____ drive Ann crazy sometimes.

2            _____ loves to jump in the pond at Ann’s house.

3            _____ is one thing Noelani likes to do.

4            _____ was the holiday when Ann was hit by a Toyota.

5            Abby was _____ because she hit Ann with her car.

6            _____ was angry because Ann left the scene of a traffic accident without reporting it.

7            Ann’s _____ was broken.

8            _____ brought Noelani for a visit almost every day.

9            Ann and Noelani are back to walking _____ a day.

10        _____ is afraid of traffic.