Yesterday started out the same as always with breakfast and love, but with one difference. Foster Mom kept calling Foster Brother “Birthday Boy.” Sometimes she calls him by other names (except when he’s in trouble, then it’s his full name), but she said it so much that I started to think she’d given him a new name. I never had a name before I lived here, so I don’t know how this name thing works. Do you get new ones? Sometimes Foster Mom calls me “Pretty Girl” or “Little Momma.” I like those, too, but I know my name is Edie. I like having a name now. Foster Mom tells me that when someone likes you lots, they give you nicknames.
It turns out yesterday was Foster Brother’s birthday. I had no idea. I’m not convinced he knew either. When Foster Mom came back in the afternoon, she gave Foster Brother a new toy. He took it and pranced around the room a bit and gave it back to her. He’s always giving things to her. I was watching from just under the bed. She took and threw it. Threw it away! It hit the ground and made a crazy sound. Foster Brother ran over and grabbed it back up and got all silly before giving it to her again.
Usually, I study the goings on trying to understand things like why he gives her everything, but that noise was just too tempting. I wanted that green toy. I really wanted it. I crept out from under the bed. I wagged my tail. Tail wagging seems to get positive results. Not this time. They stayed in the other room tossing that silly toy back and forth, tempting me with those crazy sounds. I stepped closer and closer. How could I get it? I finally decided to lay in wait. I’m patient.
I knew it. Foster Mom left again and I took my chance. She barely had the door shut and I went for it. Foster Brother didn’t budge. I got it! Now it’s with me under the bed with the rest of my valuables. I keep my toys and things with me and I don’t plan on giving them to anybody.
The next time she came back she had another amazing find! The biggest bone I have ever seen. But not just one! She had two! We each got our own! I’m still enjoying that bone. It’s incredible.
This birthday idea was great. I wonder when it will happen again? I wonder how you know?
My name is Edie and I wonder, do I get a birthday?