For as long as he could remember, all Bobby Taylor ever wanted was a dog of his own…any dog. But, he had a problem
Bobby noticed a severely neglected dog, in the back yard of a run-down home that he passed on his way to school. So, he sort of adopted this pitiful animal as his own. He even gave him a name; Shadow. Unfortunately, because the dog had been so mistreated, he had an extremely vicious side. But, whenever he was in Bobby’s presence, anyone would have thought that this was the most gentle dog in town.
Buck and his followers made it their mission to pick on Bobby with every opportunity. That’s because Bobby was one of the scrawniest kids in school.
Then a rash of vandalism struck the town of Mason City. It began small, but became increasingly destructive. After each hit, the vandals left their mark; a symbol that was always spray-painted on a wall or sidewalk. Bobby was able to keep Shadow, as his own dog, under one condition. If the dog ever attacked anyone, the sheriff ordered that Bobby’s father, who managed Animal Control, would have to put the dog down.
This story will remind readers how important it is to tell the truth, no matter what the consequences may be.