Cynthia Rylant's Stray Short Story

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Woof! Woof! is the sound of the stray yelping for a friend. In the story “Stray,” by Cynthia Rylant. Doris, who’s shy, wants to be recognized by her parents, so then they will acknowledge her. She wants to be recognized by her parents because they ignore her a lot. And she doesn't have anything to hold onto.
The most obvious reason why, Doris what’s to be acknowledged by her parents is, they ignore her a lot. Whenever she’s trying to at least talk to her parents, they just put the hand up to her. For example, “ I figure she’s really smart,” Doris said to her mother. “I could teach her things also” she exclaimed, hoping they would say yes. If you didn’t notice, she really wants the dog ,and she also deserves the dog. But they don’t have enough
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