By the next day, Tabby was wishing she hadn't let Tic-Tac-Toe talk her into bringing in
Baby Tic-Tac-Toe. Word had obviously gotten out about it, and ponies kept calling Tabby to set
up appointments for themselves.
"No, no, NO!" Tabby shrieked into the phone. "You're NOT coming in, Posey!" And
that she slammed down the receiver.
Quickly glancing up at the clock, Tabby saw with relief that it was time to close up for
day. She hurried out the door and locked it, getting out of there fast so the phone could not let
its dreaded ring again.
Tabby decided to go to the Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe, as she did almost every day.
After all, it was only a short walk away from her clinic.
Everyone's forgotten the meaning of veterinarian, Tabby thought angrily.
Why does everyone have to start bugging me? It's not my fault the stupid doctor moved
By this time, she had reached the Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe.
"A strawberry sundae?" Scoops questioned Tabby as Tabby reached the counter.
"Uh huh," Tabby said impatiently. Her order never changed, and Scoops and gotten
Scoops got the sundae ready and set it on the counter. "Two jangles, please."
Tabby dropped the two coins on the counter and picked up the sundae. She turned
and saw that one of her good friends, Powder, was waving to her to catch her attention.
Tabby walked over to Powder's table and noted that Cloud Dreamer was also sitting at
"Tabby!" Powder greeted her. "Have a seat!"
Tabby took the seat next to Cloud Dreamer.
"Cloud Dreamer was just telling me the most exciting news!" Powder said dramatically.
"Really," Tabby said doubtfully. Knowing Powder, it was probably totally uninteresting,
like Cloud Dreamer had gotten hired at the Perm Shoppe or something.