One thing I've realized about Cal-i-for-nia, is that life here is full of Surprises. And lots of sun. The second I got here people loved me. And I got treaties for doing good things. That was a Surprise. I got to play with Elliot and Josephine in the beginning...
...and then Chlo-wee and Sweet Pee and Penny all wanted to be my bffs.
I found my sometimes best friend the Rock completely unexpectedly, and I got to make bumper stickers for myself so no one would forget that I have per-sonality.
I found my Greenies in the backyard without even looking for them and learned the ways of the "Ancient One" without falling under her spells. I got pushed in the pool, met sweet Miss Emily (aka Little Robin who would like to live in a pouch on my belly), and I was still just "graduating" at the lady and the Man's house!
I didn't realize that just one little pocket pit could have so many Surprises, but then another one happened. I went to visit the Barn, and Bouncer told me 2 things:
1. He heard a family was looking for me and they might want to come meet me soon. Oh boy!
and 2. Since little Ayse just got here, she needed me to show her the ropes.
He said I could stay at the Barn and borrow his kennel for awhile and that it was big and there are many scrumptious things inside (not like my measly crate with only a few chicken softies tucked in the crevices).
He said that since I was going to be busy for awhile, would it be okay if he went to play at Miss Emily's? Bouncer's head is bigger than Miss Emily's whole body and it's shaped like a chewy toy. I know she will think it's pretty excellent, so I said okay.
Since I know Ca-li-for-nia so well now, I will tell Ayse that life here is full of Surprises. And sometimes you just think you're doing regular things and having regular days just like everyone else. But then you realize there's a moment that just feels extra special and maybe a little bit scary because you weren't expecting it. But don't worry, it's just the Surprise that's been there, patiently waiting to amaze you.