Willow’s family tried very hard to make sure she never got out the door when there was a car or truck in the driveway. She had shown them more than once that she was an expert at jumping in the window of a car, hoping to travel the world!
One day, Willow’s best friend, AJ, was busy playing a video game and didn’t notice that his mom had opened the front door for the FedEx man. Uh oh!
Lucky for Willow, AJ looked up from his game and saw a scary sight. The front door was still open, Willow was nowhere in sight, and the FedEx truck was rolling out of the driveway and down the street!
Like a flash, AJ jumped up, ran out the door and started chasing the truck (good thing he lives on a very quiet street and it wasn’t busy!). He yelled “Stop, stop, stop!” and ran as fast as he could.
When the truck would have turned the corner to another street, the driver looked in the rearview mirror and saw a boy running down the street in his socks! He couldn’t imagine what the boy wanted – maybe, the driver thought, he had forgotten to leave something at the boy’s house.
Imagine his surprise when AJ ran up to him, out of breath, and asked him to please open the back of the truck. The driver was even more surprised when he opened the door and saw Willow, sitting very happily on top of a pile of boxes. “Wow,” the driver said. “I didn’t know I had a passenger!”
AJ caught his breath and walked home with his dog, sure that Willow would try again one day to travel the world. Willow definitely had feet that were itching to travel.