The Extraordinary Adventures of Max

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Norman Eats Too Many Hotdogs


There is a French Bulldog named Norman who eats too many hotdogs. He refused to eat anything else. His parents didn’t like that he only ate hotdogs at Frankie’s, so they decided to stop giving him hotdogs. One day, Norman’s parents brought him to a different restaurant that didn’t sell hotdogs. When Norman got there, he did not know what to eat! He felt angry and disappointed. His Mom and Dad tried to get him to try new things but it didn’t work. Norman didn’t eat anything!

Norman’s parents brought him to food therapy where he would learn to try new things! Norman started to bark, he felt angry! During his first session, Norman’s therapist said, “Try it! It’s called an apple!” Norman refused. Then during his next session, the therapist tried to give Norman a sausage but it did not work. If it wasn’t a hotdog, Norman wasn’t going to eat it. The therapist did not know what to do. Norman felt devastated because he only wanted hotdogs.

The next idea the therapist had was dog food. Norman hoped it was hotdog flavor, but Norman did not dare try it! The therapist thought of ideas to trick Norman into eating it. First, they told Norman that the dog food was a hotdog, but Norman knew it wasn’t. Then, they tried rewarding Norman by giving him a dog treat after he took a bite, but that did not work because he didn’t even take a bite! Then the therapist tried putting a hot dog INSIDE of his dog food. That didn’t work either. So, they almost gave up!

One day, Norman’s parents caught him eating his dog food! He tried it because he thought it was a dog treat and he actually liked it! Norman’s parents were so proud and they gave him a treat and threw him a party. Of course, Bernie and I were invited. Bernie and Norman ate too many dog treats there but everyone had a good time. Norman now eats dog food and dog treats just like a normal dog. No more hotdogs for Norman.




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Bernie’s Hot Dog Stand

One day Bernie ate a dog sausage and she liked them so much she decided to sell them and she made a small stand in New York City. She called the stand,” Hot Dog 670.” The 670 stood for how many types of dog sausages she made. She made a variety of different flavors. Some of the flavors are: pineapple, eggplant, milk bone, dog food, tomato, steak, barbecue, cheese hot chili pepper garlic salt and chili. The most popular one was Barbecue Steak!

Bernie thought that changing the recipe would be good and more flavorful for the dogs. First, she added some pork, chicken and beef. Then, Bernie added artificial flavors, she got meat from old hamburgers. The barbecue sauce was made mostly of sugar and Worcestershire sauce. A group of scientists studied Bernie’ sausages and discovered that her brand was lying. She said they were made of 100% pure, organic meat. They discovered her sausages were mainly just hot dog meat with other types of meat mixed in together with the artificial flavors. They were safe for dogs but humans didn’t like they were not the original recipe. People started to complain and started to buy them organic saUsages from PetCo instead of Bernie’s. Not many customers came to Bernie’s anymore.

Bernie started to use the original recipe again. She got her customers back. She never changed her recipe again, it was 100% natural and organic. Bernie became rich and famous from only one hot dog stand named “Hot Dog 670.”

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Bernie goes to Social Group

One day, Bernie had major problems. She chewed up the couch and bit people.  So, Max decided she needed to go to Social Group. When Bernie got there, she sat under one of the chairs because she was afraid. Max walked her in and Bernie started to bark at the kids and the teacher. Max did not feel very good. Bernie was in the Thursday group with other younger children. Bernie wanted to talk the children but they didn’t respond to her because she was speaking dog.

In the blink of an eye, the teacher, named Emily said, “Time for Social Group!” Bernie started to bark again, she felt angry that social group had started, she wanted to go back home. When Emily started to work, Bernie started to bark for her bone. She thought that social group was boring, but she didn’t know that social group could be fun!

Emily had an idea to calm Bernie down. Her idea was to go into the gym and play. Bernie had fun in the gym! Before she knew it, gym time was over and Emily told Bernie to get in line and Bernie didn’t. She did not want to leave the gym! Emily said, “It’s almost time for snack!” and Bernie listened. She said, “Bark Bark!” and she started to pant.

Then, at snack, Bernie wanted dog food. Unfortunately, they did not have dog food there! She didn’t eat anything and she felt starving! Then, they started to do work. Bernie didn’t participate and she barked. Emily felt angry! So, Bernie was sent to Eve’s office and they tried to stop her from barking. They tried everything to get her to calm down, not even a video worked! Finally, a Dogs 101 video worked.

The good news, it only took ten minutes to calm down and she went back to work.  Before she knew it, it was time to go home! Bernie was so happy to see Max. Whenever Bernie goes to social group, she tries to bark to get out of work, and it doesn’t work.