The next guest at the Pet Hotel is a tabby cat named Matilda. But Meg and Charlie are worried, because she doesn't want to play -- all she wants to do is hide and nap! What's wrong with Matilda?
In the meantime, Elvis the cockatiel is causing trouble during his stay. He keeps stealing food from the kitchen, and he won't leave Matilda alone! Is he just a mischief maker, or does he know something about the tabby cat that Meg and Charlie don't?
Kate Finch lives in a regular house with regular pets -- but maybe she'll start a pet hotel of her own one day! PET HOTEL is her first series.
- ! "From PET HOTEL #2: A BIG SURPRISE
\t\"Tuk . . . tuk . . . tuk . . .\"
The little cockatiel made a clicking sound with his beak and strutted around the
kitchen, weaving between Meg and Charlie's legs. He stopped behind Buster. Before
Buster had time to figure out what was happening, Elvis hopped onto his tail, walked
up his back, and jumped off the puppy's head onto a kitchen chair!
Buster barked, shaking himself from nose to tail. He was clearly surprised at being
used as a step-ladder.
\tElvis looked up longingly at the fruit on the table
and whistled as loudly as he could.
\t\"It's a shame he won't fly anymore,\"
Saffron commented between the barks, whistles, and laughter.
\tThe twins looked
at each other. Now that they thought about it, they'd never seen Elvis fly -- he
\t\"What's the matter with him?\" Charlie asked.
owner, Anton, told me that Elvis stopped flying after he hurt his wing,\" Saffron
explained. \"It's completely healed now, but he still doesn't want to use it.\"
he's forgotten how to fly,\" Meg suggested.
\t\"Or he's scared to try,\" Charlie
added. Then his eyes lit up. \"Maybe we can help him fly again!\""