It’s very soothing to listen (but not listen, you know what I mean) to my mom and dad while they are talking with each other. They gab about all kinds of things like the garden, their puppies and grand-puppies and the crazy squirrels in the back yard (my dad is not a big fan of squirrels). You know that everyday kind of stuff.
Anyway, early this morning the three of us were relaxing outside on the deck. I was drifting in and out of my morning nap enjoying a nice gentle summer breeze.
All of a sudden my mom’s voice dropped to a whisper which I thought ‘How sweet is my mom, not wanting to disturb me while I’m napping.’
In the same breath I heard her say ‘Lucy’ and the word ‘surprise.’ What? My ears went into autopilot. Yep, I know this is called eavesdropping which isn’t a polite thing to do, but, well, I love surprises, especially if they are for me. So, as I pretended to nap I got down to some very serious listening.
I heard my mom say she had never heard of or seen this thing before, but she was pretty sure that I would enjoy it. In fact, she was so sure of it that she ordered 2 of them. One is for indoors and one is for outdoors.
I must have reacted somehow ‘cause my mom and dad both looked down at me and my dad asked ‘Lucy, are you really sleeping or are you faking it again?’
I tried to look as innocent as possible, but I don’t think I pulled it off because they both got up and walked out into the yard and continued to talk.
Gosh, I wonder what it is.
My dad looked over at me and laughed.
‘Okay, Lucy, here are your clues. It’s not a toy, not a treat or a collar. And it’s bigger then a bread box. That’s it. Those are the only clues you’re going to get. Good luck you little eavesdropper!’
So, I get the toy, treat and collar thing. But what in the world is a breadbox? I know these aren’t very many clues, but can anyone out there help me figure this out?