1. Once upon a time, the power was out; there was no electricity in the house. Thomas’ office couldn’t call him. Now Thomas needed to go to New York, but he couldn’t drive because the garage door wouldn’t open without electricity. Thomas couldn’t even get to the airport – it was too far to walk. And it was too far to walk to New York. So Thomas went outside to play with Sophie, because Sophie doesn’t run on electricity. She runs on bones and dog food.