The

door

opened

and

out

came

the

butcher

with

a

large

meaty

bone

in

his

hand.

Mum

and

Matthew

watched

as

Bear

wagged

his

tail

and

woofed.

So

this

is

what

Bear

gets

up

to

when

he

sneaks

out,”

said

Mum,

as

they

went

over

to

the

doorway.

“Hello,”

said

the

butcher.

“Is

this

your

dog?

He’s

very

friendly,

isn’t

he?

He

often

comes

to

visit

me.

“No

wonder

he’s

putting

on

weight

with

all

that

extra

food,”

said

Matthew.

The

butcher

laughed.

“Old

Mrs

Walker

tells

me

that

he

sometimes

stops

at

her

place

and

she

feeds

him,

too.”