“Good girl,” the humans kept telling them, and they just wagged their tail with excitement.
They were strapped to something, and then – deafening noise, and pressure, and unfamiliar darkness.
Their heart was hammering in their chest, and they felt as if they were falling, or maybe suspended midair. Something big and round was rolling underneath them, beautiful and out of reach.
It was so hot in there. Hot, and so little air. They were so sleepy, they could barely keep their eyes open.
They wondered if all those little lights twinkling in the distance meant they were finally coming home.