Molly is a little border collie. She’s convinced that she’s human. Her family tries to tell her different but she won’t listen. Molly thinks like people and quite to the dismay of her family acts like them too. Molly thinks she looks like them. Okay, she’s a little short but that has nothing to do with her intelligence. If only her family could see her the way she really is. Life would be a lot easier and things would be a lot simpler.
Molly lives in a small college town. The town is about a half hour drive from the big city. Her family includes a Dad, Mom and three children. There’s also a cat named Milly. Milly, quite frankly is a pain in the neck. She’s nosy beyond belief and refuses to leave Molly alone for even a half of a second. Molly and Milly’s dad is a private investigator. It’s his job to find the bad guys. Molly listens in on his late night conversations. That’s how she learns all her top secret information. Molly could spot a bad guy a mile away. She is really very good. She’s got a natural instinct for crime. Dad never gives her any credit but she’s helped him out many times over the years. All her friends know her as the eagle eye.
Dad is on a new case. He’s hunting down three guys. They all had a part in a local bank robbery. Dad got a tip on where they might be staying. It’s in a seedy part of town. He was getting ready to go do surveillance.
Dad went out the front door at midnight. He was going to check out his tip. Molly saw her chance and ran for the door. She made it out in record time. Dad opened the car door and she jumped in. He yelled and carried on something terrible but, Molly had made up her mind she was going. Dad wasn’t leaving her behind. She just might come in handy on this little adventure. Dad finally gave up and off they went.
This just might work out. She could watch out for Dad and try to keep him safe. Molly thought dad took too many chances. She would be there to help if needed. They got off the freeway at the downtown exit. Molly was watching out the back window. There were big buildings all around with broken windows. They appeared to be empty. According to the conversation that Molly had overheard she knew what dad was looking for. It was an old office building that had been abandoned years ago. This part of town made the hair stand up on Molly’s back. She had a bad feeling about this.
Dad pulled up in the front of a dilapitated building. Dad could definitely be in trouble this time. Here were the facts as Molly knew them. There were three bad guys on the run and maybe they were in this big, old building.Then again maybe they weren’t here. Molly could smell fear so chances were that they were here. Dad was sitting in the front seat with his lights off. He was looking for any movement and Molly was watching out the back window. She planned on alerting Dad if anyone even came close to the car. She was keeping a close eye on the sidewalk. There was nobody around. The last thing they needed was a surprise attack. The streets were empty. This area of town was so bad that the police wouldn’t even venture into the area. Molly didn’t know how dad was feeling right about now but, her heart was beating pretty fast. She really had to get a grip. What kind of a detective was she anyway.
Molly heard a noise under the seat. Her nerves must be playing tricks on her. She was afraid to look. Her curiosity got the best of her and she peaked her head under the seat. Her heart was beating so fast that she felt like she was going to pass out.
Out jumped Milly the cat. Molly couldn’t seriously believe it. She asked Milly what in the world she thought she was doing. Milly said she was there to help. Molly wasn’t one bit happy about this turn of events. Now if something bad happened she was going to have to protect Dad and Milly. This was not good. She was shaking her head in bewilderment. Where was mom when she needed her? Oh wait a minute that’s right, she was home in bed where they all should be.
All Molly could think was that they needed to get out of here. Then Dad did the unexpected and opened the driver’s side door. This was not good. Molly looked at Milly and Milly looked at Molly. They were in trouble now. Molly just knew it. Lucky for them it was a hot night and dad left the window down. Molly and Milly watched as dad walked around the building. Molly knew she couldn’t let dad go alone. The next thing they heard was gunfire. Milly started to cry. Molly had to come up with a plan fast. Now that bullets were flying around she needed to get help. She told Milly to stay in the car. Molly jumped out through the open window. She slowly started around the building when she heard a noise. She turned to see what it was. Right behind her stood Milly. Milly told Molly if they were all going to die she didn’t want to die alone. Molly just shook her head and started forward again. At one point she suddenly stopped and Milly ran right into her. Molly made a mental note to have a long, serious talk with mom if they ever got home. Mom had to do something with this cat. Molly just couldn’t take it. Right now wasn’t the time to worry about it. They inched slowly around the building. They found an old door that was swinging open. Molly didn’t want to go in but she had to find Dad. Milly started crying again. Molly turned around and pointed for her to go back to the car. Milly wouldn’t have it. She stood her ground. Molly did notice that she was looking a little off color. They started forward through the door. Inside the door was a steep set of stairs. Molly started up them with Milly in tow.
Molly could hear voices at the top of the stairs. Her heart was beating so fast that she was sure the bad guys could hear it. Milly was right on her tail. At the top of the stairs they went right toward the voices. Molly motioned for Milly to stay back. Molly walked close to the wall and when she got to the open door she very quietly looked around the door frame. There was dad in a chair with his hands and feet bound together. Molly had such a sick feeling. She didn’t know if she was going to pass out or be shot. She inched her way back down the hall.
Molly told Milly they had to make a run for it and get help. Milly’s eyes were big as saucers but, she followed right behind Molly. They ran down the steps as fast as they could. Molly and Milly were both scared half to death. Poor dad needed them.
They made it out of the building. Molly didn’t know what to do. She was scared. She knew she had to work fast. Dad’s life depended on it. She ran as fast as she could to the corner of the street. Milly kept up the best that she could. Milly was running and crying at the same time. When they rounded the corner Molly saw a police car sitting near the next corner. She had to think. How could she get the officer’s attention. She came up with a plan. It wasn’t a good plan but it was the only one she had.
She turned around and ran all the way back to the car. Milly was running behind her. She had no idea why they were headed back to the bad guys. Milly couldn’t take much more of this. She wanted to go home and cuddle with mom. Milly’s life flashed before her eyes. A cat should lead a nice, peaceful life. All she could hope was that she really had more than one life. She had a funny feeling she was going to need to use another one real soon.
Milly saw Molly jump back through the window of the car. All Milly could think was Molly had snapped. If this was her plan they were all going to die. She was going to miss dad. He was a little weird but he did give nice treats.
Molly leaned on the horn of the car with all her weight. The horn started going off. The night was so quiet that the horn sounded like a sonic boom. The next thing they knew the police car rounded the corner. Then another police car pulled up. When they got up to the car Molly jumped out of the car. She tried to get the officers attention. The officer got out of his car and walked over near Dad’s car. Molly wanted the officers to follow her. She was afraid they’d shut the horn off and go away. Molly did what any good detective dog would do. She went up to the officer and bit him on the leg. Then she took off running. The officer took off running after Molly. When the second officer saw what happened he took off running after the first officer. Molly ran to the top of the steps with the officers close behind. When they got to the top of the steps and rounded the corner the officers knew what was going on.
They called for backup and apprehended the three guys. They helped dad and then said he had to go to the station. Dad went to the station and gave a statement. Molly, Milly and dad didn’t get home until dawn. They were so tired they all went to bed and didn’t move till dinner.
The first thing Milly did when she opened her eyes was to check and make sure she was in one piece. She was never going out on a job with Molly and dad again. She was staying home with mom where she belonged.
Dad got the reward money for solving the case. He went to the pet store and bought all kinds of treats for Molly and Milly. Molly felt she had earned every treat. A dog’s job is never done. She knew she’d be going out when the next call came in. The one really good thing that had come out of this case was Milly’s attitude. She had taken a vow to remain at home no matter what. She wasn’t taking anymore chances with Dad or the dog.