Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Survivor: Camp ChiChi - Day 2

The sun rose early on the campers on day 2. Norman had a plan, and he knew he had to put it into action quickly. A challenge was planned for the following day, and he needed to make some deals to secure his place at camp in case the challenge didn't go well.

norman at camp chichi's

He decided to start with Alfred, offering him a tug on his Hootie. Alfred was overjoyed to play with Hootie. There are only a dozen other toys at Camp ChiChi, so some fresh fur is always welcome. Once Norman knew he was in Alfred's good favor, he made his move. Norman explained to Alfred that he has to take a special medicine that can be ingested only with ice cream. He told Alfred he could get him some ice cream too if he would agree to join forces with him. Alfred didn't know what ice cream was, so Norman had to describe the sweet, creamy flavor to him. Alfred was sold at the word, "sweet" and agreed to the alliance. Alfred couldn't wait until that evening when he would slurp down some of this "ice cream." He really hoped it tasted like chicken.



Norman moved on next to Holly who had difficulty understanding Norman's offer since her hearing isn't all that sharp these days, but Norman eventually got through to her. Holly was in his back pocket. She day dreamed about that ice cream treat all day, and hoped it tasted like marshmallows.

Emma didn't require much convincing to join forces with Norman. She had tasted ice cream in the past, and she wanted more! She was a little hesitant to trust him though, wondering secretly to herself if this ice cream snack would really happen, but if it did, she hoped it was Rocky Road.

Sugar was the final obstacle. She had already declined Norman's previous offer, but this time he was bearing gifts. If her name was any indicator of her weakness, Norman knew he could win her over.

Norman found Sugar where she usually was relaxing - encircled by all the camp's toys. Sugar loved her some toys. When Norman made his proposition, it intrigued her, but she continued to hold out, insisting that she is a lone Pug. Norman continued to plead his case, explaining how creamy and cold ice cream tasted. Sugar finally caved in, but added the caveat that Norman could not touch her toys under any circumstance. Norman agreed since he had his Hootie, and that was the only toy he needed. Sugar questioned whether she made the right decision, but if ice cream tasted half as good as her favorite toy, it would be worth the sacrifice.

sugar loves her toys

Night finally fell, and with it came Norman's medication time. The Pugs eagerly gathered around the kitchen table and watched in amazement as Counselor Sandy dished up ice cream in 5 little bowls, one for each of the Pugs. As they scarfed down their treats, the Pugs reflected on Norman's impressive negotiating skills and wondered how he convinced Counselor Sandy to give them all ice cream. Counselor Ed looked on, wondering the same thing. He was also confused as to why he did not get some ice cream too. Perhaps Counselor Ed would consider forming an alliance with Norman. Is such a thing even legal?

Although the ice cream didn't taste like anything the Pugs had hoped, they were satisfied with their treats and hoped tomorrow would bring even more. Norman had a lot of wheeling and dealing to do if he was going to stay in the campers' graces!

Tune in tomorrow for the second challenge and see if Norman's alliance paid off ...

9 Comments:

  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger Sandy said…

    Ice cream makes them all scream! They actually had some last night and Holly gulps hers down and looks for more. Thank you Norman for needing ice cream while here! Alliances are easily made over food!

     
  • At 12:41 PM, Blogger Nancy and the fatties said…

    Norman, this here is your good buddypug Howie. Where exactlee is Camp Ice Cream located? I want to program it into my gee pee ess and come to see you there pronto. To discuss important pug business and stuff.

     
  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger Tami said…

    You have done it now! They will all be spoiled and the poor people will never eat ice cream again in peace.

     
  • At 2:08 PM, Blogger Nevis said…

    Good going, Norman!

     
  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Nevis said…

    Btw, your new nickname is "Norman Fairplay"!

     
  • At 2:49 PM, Blogger Priscilla said…

    Hahaha! Rug of shame! Norman Fairplay! hehehe

    I love this!

    Oh hey, don't forget, TONIGHT, Survivor night!

    Woot! Woot!

     
  • At 5:25 PM, Blogger Eduardo said…

    This is too good, I just caught up on the rest of the Survivor: Camp ChiChi stories & I can't wait to read more!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

     
  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    Norman, fine job! Really! We are waiting with baited breath for tomorrow's episode.

    Roxy

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Clover said…

    Norman, you are a good storyteller! This is getting exciting!
    Love Clover xo

     

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