|A long time ago, a little Dalmatian puppy sat outside the fence at the school. The puppy loved watching the children play. He wanted to play with the children, but he was very shy. |
|One day, the puppy followed two children home from school. He curled up under a tree in the front yard to take a nap. Suddenly, he woke up. When he looked up, he saw that the children's house was on fire. The puppy knew he needed to get help. He ran down the street to the fire station, barking all the way.|
The puppy saw the firefighters jump on their trucks and leave. He tried to run behind them, but his little legs could not keep up. When he got back to the house, he looked all around for the children but could not see them. He was very worried.
After the fire was out, the firefighters noticed the sad-looking puppy shivering under a tree.
"Look, it's the little puppy we saw at the station." Firefighter Janet scooped up the puppy in her arms "Hey, little guy, where do you live?"
"I know," said Firefighter Janet, "let's take him to see the family. I'll bet he could cheer up the kids," said the firefighter. She knocked on the door. The puppy could barely believe his eyes!
|The children were safe! They hugged the puppy and he wagged his tail.|
"Do you know who this puppy belongs to?" asked the firefigher. "He's a real hero, he ran all the way to the fire station to let us know there was a fire at your house."
"I guess that makes him a fire dog. Maybe we should call him Sparky. Sparky the Fire Dog, said the firefighter." Sparky found a new home at the fire station.
Sparky was very proud of his new name and loved his new home at the fire station. He worked hard to teach children and their families everywhere how to stop fires from happening.
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