Dear Dog School Teacher:
Please excuse Floyd for missing the first week of Dog School. He was inadvertently detained in Alaska, the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Paris (France!); Egypt, Italy, Africa, Mount Rushmore (South Dakota) and Washington D.C. (with the President!) Honest! See, he was supposed to go to Hawaii with the rest of the family for summer vacation _ but then this thing happened. No! It's not that Floyd was disobedient. Floyd tried to go on vacation with us . . . but there was a mishap at Blahville International luggage route and, well, see for yourself.
P.S. Please consider this Floyd's summer homework as the kid ate his assignment.