Max the Cat: Reading

The Jones family is home. They took a trip to the mountains for a few days, but now they are home. Mr. Jones pulls the car into the driveway. The two children, a boy and a girl, see their cat, Max, sitting in the kitchen window. The window is open. “Oh no,” says Mrs. Jones. “I forgot to close the kitchen window.” The girl opens the door of the car and gets out. Suddenly, a big dog runs at the girl. The big dog barks. The girl is afraid. The dog bites the girl’s leg. The girl screams. Just then, Max the cat jumps from the kitchen window. He jumps onto the dog’s head. He scratches the dog’s eyes. The dog stops biting the girl and runs away. Mr. and Mrs. Jones come to help the girl. Mrs. Jones holds the girl in her arms. Mr. Jones takes out his phone and calls an ambulance. The girl’s leg hurts, but at the hospital, the doctor says the dog bite is not serious. The doctor says the girl is going to be all right. The doctor says that the Jones family has a very special cat. Max saved the day!

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