Hi, I'm Emily. This is my dog, Clifford. Usually, my family don't go very far for holidays. It's too hard to get Clifford on a bus or train.
This year is different. We are going to the mountains. Mommy and Daddy say it's too far for Clifford to walk.
So we let him stay with the lady next door.
Clifford feels very lonely. The next morning he sets out to find us. He sniffs his way along the road.
Nothing stops him — not even wet cement.
And traffic jams don't stop him. Clifford just tiptoes over the cars. And then...
... He comes to a toll bridge. Clifford has no money. But that doesn't stop him.
We don't know Clifford is coming. I find some new playmates— two baby bears. I am having so much fun. I don't see mummy bear.
She doesn't want others to play with her babies. She is angry and growls. I am in trouble.
Then we hear a louder growl. Guess who is growling?
It's Clifford! Mummy bear is surprised.
She even forgets her babies. I tell Clifford the mummy bear is only protecting her children.
Clifford takes the baby bears back to the mummy bear. Then he takes me back to camp.
Mummy and daddy are surprised to see Clifford. I tell them how Clifford saves my life. So they let him stay with us.
Next year, maybe we will find a way to take Clifford with us when we go on holiday.