With a bag in his hand, Brian brought Carl and Goblin food daily. Suddenly, he heard barking in the early morning. Looking out of his window, he jumped out of bed. It was Goblin, standing on the porch, barking and looking very unhappy. As he opened the door, Goblin immediately ran to him. Brian knew something had happened to his owner when the dog whined and shivered…
Brian struggled to make friends. Police officer Gary tried to help him connect with his peers, but Brian had his interests. Gary put a lot of effort into helping his son gain confidence, but the more he pushed, the more Brian rejected him.
The school wasn’t far from home, but Brian always had Gary drive him there and back to avoid feeling insecure. During the winter, Brian read in the library while waiting for his dad. During the summer, he would wait outside the school. Over time, Brian grew close to Carl, a homeless man, and Goblin, his dog. He quickly developed a relationship with the animals since he saw them daily.
Brian was delighted when Gary went to pick up his son one day. To watch all the things the Golden Retriever was capable of. He was proficient in both dancing and high-fiving.
Gary was shocked to learn that his son had become friends with a fuzzy creature. Gary became irate when Brian revealed that Carl, the beggar on the street near the school, owned the dog. Without a doubt, he didn’t want his son to be around the homeless person.