While taking a stroll down Skeleton Lane, the kids caught sight of a peculiar notice:
"We are looking for our dog.
He's an important family member to us.
So, if you find him, please contact us
at this number: XXX-161-714"
Now, the text itself is normal enough; it was the photo of the dog above it that piqued the kids' curiosity, for the dog that went missing is literally a skeleton!
A strange notice was exactly what kids on a boring Saturday afternoon needed.
"Surely, the dog couldn't have been alive if it's a skeleton when it had gone missing. How could it have vanished into thin air?"
"Did someone steal his remains? But why in the world would anyone outside his family do that?"
"Humm, what if ... "
"What if it was the dog himself who had taken it into his head to go adventuring a bit in his skeleton form?"
"You're out of your mind!"
"No, I'm not!"
"Yes, you are!"
"Perhaps ... perhaps he's not. There're simply too many things that we don't know about the universe. Maybe, what he said is possible ... "
This was how they spent the entire Saturday afternoon in the backyard after their stroll down Skeleton Lane, trying to solve a mystery that might remain unsolved until the end of time.
Well, kids are kids.
They love mysteries, and they never grow tired of them.