Immediately after they had landed on Ernie’s lawn Ben had rushed toward him. Ernie noticed that Ben was getting bigger but he still easily lifted him up into the air and gave him a hug.
“Yeah, I missed you!” He looked over toward Terry and grinned. Terry seemed to be having some problems with Bob’s leash and Ernie couldn’t help but laugh a little at him. Secretly he wanted to yell out to Terry that there would be plenty of time for Ernie to tie him up later but he knew better than to say something like that in front of Ben.
“Let’s go help your dad out shall we?” He placed Ben back onto the ground and headed over to Terry.