The Faithful Dog

The Faithful Dog
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The Master's is a very faithful pet. He shows us his intelligence and loyalty in this short story.

10 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


There was once a master who had faithful dog. The dog always served its master when he was needed, especially in guarding the master's house. In the middle of the night a sneaky thief broke into the master's house and stole a bag of gold. The thief then ran through a nearby forest to hide the stolen gold. The dog was intelligent enough not to bark and allowed the thief to run away with gold. He quietly followed the thief into the forest. The dog waited until the thief hid the gold in the branches of a leafy tree and left the forest. He then woke his master from bed and led him to the very tree where the gold was hidden. The master was very proud of his faithful pet.

Discussion Questions
1. How do you think the thief will react when he realizes the gold he stole is gone?
2. Do you think the thief will get caught? Why or Why not?
3. Do you have a dog? If so, what adventures do you imagine he has at night?

Developmental skills