199. BCAI: Quiet Please!: a story and relaxation for kids

199. BCAI: Quiet Please!: a story and relaxation for kids

Zip the Yorkie meets Bruce the St. Benrard on a walk. The little dog is so excited, he yips and yips away. Will he notice how his new friend is feeling?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Quiet Please!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:09

Quiet Please! Show Excerpt:

What a lovely day!  Bruce the Dog was out for a walk with his person.  He stopped and sniffed the crisp fresh air and smiled.  The big Saint Bernard loved cool weather.  He walked along proudly on this peaceful morning.  Then he heard something.  Yap, yap, yap.  What was that sound?  It grew louder and louder. Yap, yap, yap.  He looked down when the sound arrived right next to him.  It was a little dog, a friendly Yorkshire terrier.

Bruce smiled at the little dog politely and continued on his way, intending to enjoy the peace a bit longer.  Instead, the little Yorkie kept yapping at the big dog.


“Hi I’m Zip! I love walks. Do you love walks?  Walking is probably my favorite thing to do!”


When the little dog took a moment to breathe, Bruce said, “I’m Bruce. I like walks too, especially nice long, quiet walks.”


The big dog hoped that Zip would understand the hint.  Instead, the little dog added, “Long walks? I guess I do too.  Sometimes I get tired and my person has to carry me, but that’s okay. I like being carried too.  What do you do when you get tired?  Your person can’t carry you, you’re too big.”

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In the press:

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