Shh! Listen! It’s time for Franz and Claus.
This is the song the young puppy girl Posey heard as she approached the big red brick wall with the white plasticine horses. Those horses sag a little in the heat and sometimes get messed up by other animals so they must be regularly touched up.
Franz and Claus are twin dog brothers. It is said that at birth they came out holding each other’s paws.
“They are older than my older siblings but younger than my parents,” Posey thought.
Franz is the white one (you can remember this because it sounds like “froth” which is usually some white stuff) and Claus is the black one (his name has the same hard “c” sounds as the word “black.”)
When Posey reached the opening framed by the plasticine horses she could see Claus washing the leaves of the goldenrods on one side while Franz prepared some sugar water to feed the goldenrods on the opposite side. They only do this once a week though so usually when you pass by you will see them working on the stables next to the house. They love horses despite the fact that they’ve never seen any in person and their dream is to take care of horses. Unfortunately, no one has ever seen any horses in Puppyland. That doesn’t excuse you from practicing and preparing though.
The house was behind Posey now but she turned around when she heard screaming. Franz and Claus ran towards her frantically with tongues dragging in the wind and wide eyes. She froze there, terrified that she had offended them somehow but the brothers were really just shocked and disappointed with themselves for ignoring a guest. They apologized, holding back tears and handed Posey several pamphlets and kits describing the various tours and services they had available. She brought these home with her to show her siblings.
(I had forgotten, who is there in the top window? I don’t remember clearly.