Melissa wants a puppy. Melissa and her dad go to the animal shelter to pick out a puppy. There is one little puppy hiding in the corner. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes. She looks scared and nervous. Melissa puts her hand out and the puppy comes to her. She curls right up next to her so Melissa can pet her. Melissa has a new best friend. She tells her dad that she wants that puppy. They take her home and Melissa decides to name her Missy. Missy likes her new home. She has her own bed in Melissa’s room. Melissa takes her dog for long walks every day.