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TrystanCarroll
6thGradeLanguageArts
December5,2016
Capo 
OnedayIcameoutofschoollookingformyaunt’scar.Isawmy
dad’struckandwondered,“Whyismydadheretopickmeup?”Iranto
mydad'struckandjumpedin.Mydadsaid“Trystan,Ihaveasurprisefor
you.”Maybeitwasanewdirtbike,anewsidebyside,oraquad.He
thentoldmeweweregoingtoNewYork.Boredomhitmelikeatonof
bricks.Itlookslikedad’sbuyingsomenewLouisVuitton,FearofGod
pants,ormaybegettingmeanewjacket.
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IclosedmyeyesasIheardtheradioannouncerscreamabout
Obamaagain.ThenextthingIknewwewereatKennedyAirport.What?”
Ithought.Wearen'tgoingtoBarneysNewYork.Maybewe'regettinga
newdogfromItaly.”WhenIaskedwhatweweredoinghere,mydad
replied,Wearegettingasomeoneadogfromthesamebreederlikeour
dogs.”Wegotoutofthecarandwalkedintheairportarrivalsection.
NextIheardmydadsayThat'stheguy.”Iquicklylookedupand
sawamanwithbigcratesfilledwithallsortsofdogs.Theairwasflooded
withyelpsandbarking.Moneychangedhandsandmydadpickedupa
crate.IshookmyheadasIwonderedwhywouldmydadgivetheguy
moneyiswhenheisdeliveringadog.Aswewalkedbacktothetruck,we
tookoutthedog.Itwasatinypuppy.Mydadgentlypickedupthedog
andgaveittome.AndIcarriedhimtothetruck.Dadtoldmehisname
wasBingobecausehe'scrazy.ButIdecidedheshouldbeCapo.
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Dadcanwekeephim”Ibegged.Hesmiledandansweredwitha
simple,buthopefulMaybe.”
Afterarrivingatourhouse,mydadjustkeeplookingatthedogfunny
likeweweren'tgoingtogiveCapoaway.ThatnightIwalkedtomybed
andputCaporightnexttome.WhenmydadturnedthelightsoffIsmiled
andsnuggledupclose.IwasprettysurethatCapowouldbemine.