written by Debbie Williamson
“Fawn,” said Spot. “Hurry up and eat your breakfast. I have to leave. Pattie Pig wants me to go to her place. She is expecting to have that litter of piglets anytime now.”
“Well,” said Fawn. “Just go. You don’t have to wait for me.”
“But I wanted to do the dishes before I left,” said Spot.
“That is okay,” said Fawn. “I can do the dishes.”
“Oh Fawn,” said Spot. “That would be great.”
“Just go,” said Fawn. “Pattie needs you.”
Spot grabbed her coat and hat and left Fawn.
Fawn finished his breakfast and went out to the kitchen.
“Now,” said Fawn, clearing some room on the counter. “I’ve seen Spot do this before. This should be fairly easy.”
Fawn put the plug in the sink and then turned on the tap water. Under the counter, he found the bottle of dish detergent. He took the cap off the bottle and poured some detergent into the sink.
“Oh oh!” exclaimed Fawn, a few seconds later, when he saw the sink overflow with soap bubbles. “I think I put too much soap in the water.”
Fawn turned the taps off and took a dishcloth and cleaned up the excess soap bubbles. Once that was done, he was started washing the dishes. Fawn took great care when he had to pick up a knife or a glass because he didn’t want to cut himself.
Fawn laid all the clean dishes in the dish rack and when it got too full, he took a clean tea towel and dried the dishes, putting each one away as he was finished.
“I’m almost finished,” said Fawn, looking around the kitchen.
Then he saw the pots and pans on top of the stove.
“Well,” said Fawn. “I thought I was done.”
Fawn just finished the last pot as Spot came into the barn.
“Wow!” exclaimed Spot. “You did a great job with the dishes Fawn.”
“Thank you,” said Fawn. “So, how is Pattie? Is she a proud mother yet?”
“No,” said Spot. “It was a false alarm.”