Our dog Jade is a Black German Shepherd. She has many toys, such as two bones, three ropes, a big purple ball, a ball that you can put treats inside, and an emoji. She used to have a kong (a kong is something that you put peanut butter inside), a squeaky ball, and a squeaky bone, but she ate the squeaky bone and we lost the kong and the squeaky ball. My brothers and I walk her every day, and normally my mom and dad take her on a walk, too. Even though Jade is usually a good girl, she is sometimes naughty. Jade ate a big block of cheese and some sausage off the counter. Jade also gets into the trash. I think she weighs about 60 pounds and she would probably be as tall as me if she was standing only on her back two legs. We’ve taught her lots of tricks like sit, down, stay, dirty laundry (which is where we make her put clothes in the laundry basket), up, which hand, leave, and speak. We got Jade in February 2019 from Jett’s Legacy and she’s two years old and she’ll be three on December 16. Jade is a really good girl and a fun blessing to our house.
Although there were countless wars in ancient times, the Second Persian War is famous because it was filled with intrigue. In 480 B.C., Xerxes who was bratty, belligerent, and brash selfishly, tried to conquer Athens finishing his father’s failed try at vanquishing the prestigious city. So, Xerxes organized an enormous army. Because Greece needed to defeat Persia, all the city-states including Sparta joined together. Both Greece and Persia fought at a key point called Thermopylae for three days largely due to the efforts of the 300 brave Spartan warriors until a Greek traitor told Xerxes about a secret mountain passage. So the Greeks lost the battle, but it gave the populace of Athens time to flee. Xerxes and his men reached Athens, which had been deserted, so the Persian invaders burnt it. A Greek man pretended to be a traitor and gave Xerxes terrible advice, convincing the king to lure his ships into a trap. After the devastating battle, Xerxes bellowed irately, “Drop dead, you darn Greeks!” This fierce war for Xerxes’ father will forever be remembered in ancient history.
Ancient people built amazing and dazzling structures. The populus of Sumer was extremely adept builders. They constructed multi-level temples called ziggurats, which were highly advanced for their time. Revering their pharaohs, the Egyptians created towering pyramids for them. Whereas the Greeks fashioned incredible statues and monuments for their gods, the Romans crafted the Colosseum which could hold 50,000 civilians. Proudly adorned with blue and yellow creatures, the babylonians had the stunning Ishtar Gate. The early world was filled with great wonders.