All across the world all the boys and girls love their pets. They mostly have kittens, puppies. And when the boys and girls grow older, they like to go away from home. They forget about things, and the little pets have no one to love them.
The pets are now grown up, too. They wonder what they did to make their people not love them anymore. When the people do see them, they don’t seem happy. They tell the pets to move, or go away. The pets think that maybe they could make the people happy by going away. That’s all they ever wanted, to make the people happy.
The pets go away and realize it is hard to not have a home. The weather can be scary and cold, and it is hard to find things to eat. There are other pets that do not have people anymore, and they can be mean and try to take away other animals’ food. The pets wonder if they will become mean too.
The pets always think of their old home. They wonder if the people ever noticed that they left. They wonder if the people ever tried to find them. They think that if the people let them inside again they would stay out of sight, just like the people wanted, as long as they put out some of that tasty food. They never thought that food was so tasty before…
So they try to find a way back home. It has been a long time, and they can’t remember the way anymore. They find a lot of houses that look kinda like their old house. Some of the people are not nice at all. They call the pets ugly, and some throw rocks at them. The pets get good at running away, especially from the big cars. Sometimes it seems like the cars are trying to get them.