Thursday, April 11, 2013

Once upon time there was a rooster named, Baldwin. Baldwin wasn’t your typical rooster. He was raised with dogs so Baldwin didn’t have a normal rooster crow. Instead, he barked like a dog. His step parents are named, Crosio and Cam. Cam was a black and white furred Border collie with bright blue eyes. Crosio was a tough brown, black, and white Pit-bull with dark brown eyes. Cam and Crosio communicated by barking and taught Baldwin how to bark back. Baldwin lives in a red and white barn with Crosio and Cam on Craning road. Baldwin walked around his neighborhood and approached a worn out sign that read “Craning Road”, and saw his grumpy neighbor, Rem. Rem was the mayor’s son. He was spoiled and thought he was better than everyone else. Rem was a unique human. Because he was the mayor’s son, he had advantages. Rem hated Baldwin so much. He hated the fact that Baldwin wakes him up every morning at 6:00 A.M. He also hated him because he is awoken from a rooster bark.  Every morning he would do his rooster bark. Everyone knew that Baldwin wasn’t normal but they all still counted on the rooster to bark when the sun would rise to wake the town.
“Tomorrow is a good day son, you get to stay home and rest.” Said the mayor named.
Immediately the thought that came to Rem’s devious mind was how can I get rid of Baldwin. After a long day, everyone turned in for the night including Baldwin. As Baldwin was dreaming about doggy bones, Rem was dreaming up plans to get rid of Baldwin.
Maybe I’ll lead a trail of dog food into the chicken pen and lock the doors. Or maybe I can shoot him… nah I could never. Maybe I’ll just tie him up and keep him in my closet. But what if dad finds Baldwin tied up, or the nanny when she looks for all my dirty laundry.
               As the sun was about to rise, Baldwin crawled up to the top of his roof and began to wait. But what he didn’t know was that Rem was up and watching Baldwin. Just as sun was rising, Rem came up with a brilliant idea. He wasn’t going to kill Baldwin, or tie him up, or trick him. He decided he was going to teach Baldwin how to crow the right way. Then he wouldn’t have to deal with the bark.
               “Ruff, ru-u-u-ff, ruff,” the rooster barked as the sun rose. Just as he finished, Rem climbed up to Baldwin’s roof to speak to him. He spoke in a calm manner.
               “What if I told you, I can teach you how to crow, would you let me?” asked Rem.
Baldwin replied with a simple, “bark!”
So they went over to rems house. Rem began saying, “cooooock-a-doodle-doo.” And then Baldwin tried but it didn’t work. They tried all day long. They even developed a friendship. What was supposed to be a day of rest for Rem, ended up being a waste of time.
               By the end of the day, all he learned was, “ruff-a-doodle-doo.”
It still turned out to be an accomplishment. But they both gave up, exhausted and with a sore throat, Baldwin returned home. But that night he wasn’t going to be dreaming about doggy bones, he will be dreaming about a real rooster crow. But he couldn’t sleep; instead he stayed up to practice all night long. He couldn’t be too loud so it was hard for him but he still kept trying. Morning came and he waddled up to his roof. And he waited. As the sun began to rise, he gave it one last try.
               “Coooock-a-doodle-doo!” excitement raced through him. The whole town woke up confused but happy. They couldn’t believe. Never did they think that day would come when the rooster would crow. Rem woke up and realized that it wasn’t a bark that woke him. He rushed over to Baldwin and rewarded him with a basket of bones (Baldwin’s favorite). The town and Rem was very happy. And from then on, every morning, the rooster crowed. And they all woke up with joy.