Diary of My Pet Dinosaur Birthday Craze!! By: Courtney Leung 4S Dedicated to my teacher, Mr. Secomb who gave me inspiration to do this. Hi, my name is Crystal and I will tell you about my pet dinosaur. April 9th Hooray! Today is my birthday!!!!! Yoohoo! Ding Dong! Rang the bell. “Crystal!” yelled my mom surprisingly loud for a woman like her. “Go get the mail!” That’s how it all started. It all started with a package from my aunt Mina. It was huge! I stood there wondering what was in there. There was a note, it said: Dear Crystal, Happy Birthday!!! Here is a little present for you. Love, Aunt Mina P.S, It can get very hungry so make sure you always have a lot of food. Lots of food? I thought. A dog, or possibly a cat? I couldn’t wait to open it! “Mom!” I shouted running into the house. My mom looked at me as if I was a maniac. Sheesh…… what? I was just excited. Anyway I told her the surprising news. “Guess what?” I said not waiting for her to answer. “Aunt Mina got me a huge present for my birthday!” “Really?” my mom answered just like a normal person. How could she do that to me? She totally forgot my birthday! “Remember mom? It’s my birthday!”…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… It took a moment for her to realize it. “Oh, I am so sorry!” she exclaimed running to me and hugging me like I was a little kid. Ughhhhhhhhh. Anyway I ran out of the house and dragged the ENORMOUS package to my house. I then realized that our front door was too small to fit the package so I had too put it in our HUGE backyard and I mean HUGE, HUGE backyard. It was the size of about 10 large houses. I dragged it around the house to the backyard.
I opened it and believe me, I wasn’t shocked! It was a (ready for it?) BOY DINOSAUR! Oh well my, my aunt Mina always give me weird stuff. Like last year she gave me a shark (it died of lack of water). I started giving it my food. It ate and ate and ate and ate! Boy! It sure was hungry. Then I realized that I needed money to feed the dinosaur and it needed someplace to live. I needed to be a billionaire! Okay, there was a lottery. The 3rd place person got 1000, the 2nd place person got 10000000 and the 1st place winner got 1000000000 dollars. I have got to win that prize! April 10 Today was the day! I bought a lottery ticket and went to the lottery roll. “3rd place winner!” announced the manager, “B34!” There were groans heard from the crowd. They might get 2nd place I thought. As the 3rd place winner ran to the podium the manager said “2nd place winner! C76!” Now lots of groans could be heard. The 2nd place winner ran to the podium to collect his prize. “And 1st place!” the announcer said. Drumrolls. “B47!” “Yesssss!” I shouted running to the front. I got the money and raced home. “Mom!” I shouted racing inside the house. “What?” asked my mom “and why is your bag so full?” “I won 1000000000 dollars!” It took a while for the news to sink in. “What?” my mom screamed, “You won 1 billion dollars?” “Yes!!” I yelled in her ear. “We’re rich!!” my mom shouted running to hug me. April 11 From that day on my mom and I was rich. Now back to my pet dinosaur. I named him Dino. Good name huh? He was as happy as can be now that he had a place to live in. It was like Dinosaur paradise for him! Anyway I was in my backyard and I was watching Dino eating food. He looked really happy. It was night time.
“Good night Dino” I said walking into the house. I changed into my clothes and went straight to bed. April 12 Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I woke up with a start, something was wrong. No crunching or munching sounds could be heard. No stomping or clomping. Something was wrong! I ran outside in my pajamas, heart beating fast. I raced to the backyard as speedy as lightning. I ran to the fancy door, was going to throw it open to find that it was off its hinges. I leaned over to find that the backyard was a mess. Plants had been knocked over and the grass looked like it had been trampled on for a millennium. And…. Dino was missing!!! I ran to tell my mom. “Mom!” I yelled on the top of my lungs. No answer. “Mom?” I went inside. And there waiting for me was a note from her. Dear Crystal, Just gone to buy some food. I’ll be back in a while! Love, Mommy Oh no! I was doomed! I decided to look for Dino myself. I wrote my mom a note: Dear Mom, Gone to find Dino (he got kidnapped). Don’t worry about me! From, Crystal I packed my stuff up and printed papers of signs that showed what Dino looked like, who owned him (me) and so on. I stuffed them in my backpack and added nails and a hammer. I walked out of my room and went outside. As soon as I got a few steps away from my house I started hammering away. I hammered on most trees. At last I was finished. Sweat dripped from my face. I wiped it off. I started calling, “Dino! Dino!” No answer. I felt tears blur my eyes. Suddenly I heard a not so faint roar. It was coming from a dirty but nearby shop. I ran to it and went inside the shop. A small man was at
the counter…picking his nose. I said “Hello,” very politely. The man suddenly stopped picking his nose and looked at me. “Hello,” he said nervously. I guess he didn’t like the thought that I saw him picking his nose. “What would you like to have?” “I would like to just see what’s over there.” I gestured to the door that led to a staircase. “Uh okay,” the man replied nervously fidgeting with his fingers. I walked to the door and walked inside. I went down the staircase and arrived to a fairly small door. The roaring was getting louder and louder and louder. I walked inside and what do you know? There was Dino! But he was locked up in a cell. There, next to him was a very evil looking man. Then suddenly he pulled out gun! Oh no! I ran back through the door, up the stairs and out the shop. When I looked back the man at the counter was smirking. I went to a nearby phone, dialed the phone number of the police and waited. Brrriiing! “Hello?” came a voice from the other end. “Hello,” I replied. “Can we help you with anything?” the police asked. “I would like to report a man with a gun,” I answered. “Okay, we will help you, first where are you?” “71 Carles Street.” “Okay, we’re coming over, stay there.” “Got it.” I hung up. All of a sudden there was a boisterous noise. I saw a red/blue siren coming in to view. The car stopped and 2 police ran out. “Where is he?” they asked.
“Over there, inside the nearby shop,” I said as I pointed to the dirty little shop. The police ran over to the shop, went inside at lightning speed. I followed them inside and waited to see what happened. I went down the stairs, through the door again and saw the police with the man in handcuffs. Dino was there too and he was happy. “Dino!!” I cried running to him while he ran to me. As soon as I ran to him he scooped me on to his neck. Then I realized my mom would be so mad to find me missing.! We’ve got to go home!” Then as fast as a squirrel Dino ran home off!” I ran to each tree speedy quick and as soon as I finished I jumped back on to Dino and we went home. As our house appeared in the horizon I saw my mom looking frantically around for me. When she realized I was coming home a big smile washed over her face. I arrived at the front door and my mom scooped me into her big hands. “Where were you, my little honeybuns?” she cried hugging me. Now I was embarrassed. So far I haven ‘t met any person who had a mom who called them Honeybuns. I then realized that Dino was gone, the only part of him that was showing was his tail. Since I could hear munching sounds I figured out that he was eating. I walked to the
backyard and there he was! Happily eating plants was Dino as dirty as ever. “My goodness!” exclaimed my mom. “He needs to be thoroughly washed!” So I called out to him. “Dino!” He must have heard my voice because he came stomping out of the backyard leaving a trail of dirt and leaves behind him. “We’re going to have a bath in the swimming pool, come on.” That seemed to please him. He followed me to the swimming pool where my mom poured a great deal of bubble bath liquid. The swimming pool foamed and foamed with bubbles. Then I warned him. “You better not get water everywhere or mom’s going to be mad, got that? Dino nodded. “Good,” I said patting his head. He then carefully stepped into the water without making a sound. I then started pouring tons of soap water onto him. In no time at all Dino was as clean as soap. He climbed out and I drained all the soap water from the swimming pool and put some new water in it. “Come on Dino,” I said. He followed me to my backyard. He went through the gate and I locked it. I walked to the front door of my house and walked inside. My mom was there cooking some food for me. I heard her humming to a song on the radio. When she finally noticed me she said “hi, do want anything to eat?” “No thanks,” I replied. “I already ate.” I went to my room and flopped on to my waterbed. “Aaaaaahhhh,” I sighed moving gently on my bed because of the small waves. Today had felt like the longest day in my life. As I slowly drifted off to sleep I dreamed about everything. April 13 Today I jumped out of bed as wide-‐awake as I ever was. I hopped down the stairs and ran to the kitchen. “Someone looked like they had a good night sleep,” someone said. It was my mom. I hadn’t noticed that she was there. “Hi honey,” she said all smiley-‐like. “Hi mom!” I replied sitting down at the table. “I have some exciting news for you!” my mom announced as she set the table with pancakes. “What?” I asked shoving a spoonful of cheerios into my mouth. I figured out that probably I was the smartest kid in class. “Today is a school day,” she said. “What?” I said. I started to choke. Tiny pieces of chewed-‐up cheerios flew out of my mouth. Mom had to pat, no practically hit my back to stop me from coughing. When I stopped I said “It’s a school day and you told me just now?” I asked scarcely believing it. “Why, yes,” my mom replied. I wasn’t happy anymore. I was in a hurry. I raced to my room as speedy quick as I could. I grabbed my backpack, stuffed everything I needed into my backpack. I ran downstairs and checked my watch. 8:00. The bus could be here any moment. I said bye to my mom ran to the front door, shoved it open as the bus came into view. I went inside the bus as its doors opened. I walked to a spare seat and plopped down. Everyone in the bus was talking. I managed to catch some paragraphs: “Did you see that girl? She is so hot!”
I wondered what they were talking about. Then I saw her. The girl. She probably by her looks was the most popular girl in my school. She had sparkly nails and glossy lips. She had designer clothes and perfect skin. I knew her. She was Ashley Wikins. She was famous all around my school. I realized that I was sitting next to her and I moved away to another seat. The bus ride took forever! When we finally were at school all the kids scrambled out the bus. Every. She sashayed out. I walked out. As we were walking to the school the bell rung. Riiiiing! I ran to my classroom. Mrs. Wood was there writing something on the board. I sat in my seat next my friend Tia. I said “Hi Tia.” “Hi Crystal, ” Tia replied smiling at me. Then our class started. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Time flew by: Lunch, Math, P.E, Science, I.T, Break and Humanities. I finally realized it was home-‐time. I packed up my things and went home. On the way back I met Dino. He always waits for me to come home. I then greeted him by saying “Hi!” Dino greeted me back by roaring. Then he lowered his long neck down to the ground beckoning for me to sit on him. I plopped down on him. He lifted his heavy head and his long neck and lumbered home. As soon as I came home I put Dino in his fabulous home. I raced to the front door and speeded in. I really had to pee. I mean really. Why didn’t I go to the bathroom in school? Not that I needed to at that time. Well I raced into the house and ran to the bathroom to find that the door was locked. My mom was having a shower. Ugh! “Mom!” I called banging on the door. “Open up!” “Sorry can’t hear you!” My mom answered. I then ran to the other bathroom and plopped myself right on to the toilet. Aaaaaahhh” I sighed as I went to the bathroom. I quickly finished and went to go visit Dino. He, as I put him was in his house. I opened the gate, gave him a greeting and went to bed. It was really late now. Why was mom taking a shower so late? I knew that she was a really clean person but why now? I went to my room and went to sleep. April 14 Today I was ready for anything. It was a Saturday and I got ready to do anything I wanted to. I changed from my heart pjs to my animal pjs. I was crazy about animals!! I went down the stairs to find that no one was there. I cooked up myself a batch of pancakes and sat down at the table. Mom had warned me lots of times to never use the oven, microwave or stove without her supervising me. Maybe she knew a person who burned himself by cooking without an adult. I was fine. She didn’t need to worry. Just when I finished my pancakes my mom came in. “Hello,” she said greeting me with a smile. “Hello,” I replied. She sat down with a soft plump and yawned. “I seem really tired today,” she said yawning again. “I’m going to go to sleep,” she said as she yawned again. This was
great! I had the whole house to myself. I quickly ran to my room and changed into my swimming clothes. I ran to our indoor swimming pool and did a cannonball jump into the pool. I made a huge splash. I started swimming. But something was wrong. It seemed so ………quiet. I got out and went to the house to call my friends, Rachel, Kylie and Samantha. They arrived speedy quick since I said that my swimming pool was large (they haven’t see my new house yet). When they came they were astonished that I hadn’t told them about my new house. “Wowee!” they gasped as they stared around the house in wonder. “Hello!” I said waving a hand in front of their faces. “You came hear to swim, not to gasp with envy.” They quickly broke out of their trance and followed me to the swimming pool. When we all had changed to go swimming my friends were yelling with excitement. We all dived into the pool. I stayed on my inflatable dolphin when my friends dunked me in. We stayed under the water for a long time because we had goggles that covered our noses so we could breath through our noses. About an hour later my friends went. Before Kylie went she said to me with pleading eyes “Please invite us again!” It took me a while to think about it. “Okay,” I replied. “Thanks!” they said with said with their eyes shining like the stars. As soon as they left I went to visit Dino. “Hi boy,” I said patting his head. He greeted me with a grunt. “I am sorry that I didn’t give you company,” I said apologetically. He grunted again but more kindly so I guess he forgave me. I looked at my watch and WOWEEE! It was already time to eat dinner! Boy, does time fly by! I ran inside scolding myself for not realizing how hungry I was. I slowed down to a walk and saw mom eating at the dinner table. “Hello,” she said smiling at me with an unusually tired look on her face. I said hi back to her and ate the rest of dinner with her. Today it seemed unusually quiet. I think that my mom saw me worried because she said “don’t worry, I am fine. The doctor said that I just need a bit more rest.” She smiled. When we finished I went to my room and lied down until I went to sleep. April 15 Well, this the 7th day of having Dino and all is well. Find out other exciting things about DINO in the: STINKY STENCH Hope to see you soon! THE END