An hour or so afterwards, we decided that we were tired and began to head back to the house. By that time, I had pretty much forgotten about that small bark I heard. After parking our bikes in the garage, we headed inside. As soon as I walked inside the house, Ella’s mom came charging right at us.
“Have you guys seen Rexy anywhere?” she said, looking frantic.
“No, I don’t think we have,” responded Ella, confused. “What happened?”
Without answering Ella’s question, Ella’s mom said, “Follow up question, did you guys leave the garage open when you left?”
“Yeah, I think so, why?” I replied, also confused. I looked around the living room. Everything looked like their typical living room-except that Rexy was nowhere to found! It took me a moment to realize that Rexy ran away, and probably because we left the garage door open! Immediately, I felt bad about what we did. Outside, Ella’s mom continued calling for Rexy while Ella, who was growing more and more panicked, went to go get treats from the pantry. Meanwhile, I just stood there, clueless as of what to do. In the end, I decided to follow Ella.