Today I'm going to talk about the things that make Sparky unique. Specifically, I'm going to talk about Sparky's intense curiosity when anything new is brought into the house. The above Priority Mail box is an example.
But first, a little background for anyone new visiting this blog: as most of you know, I adopted Sparky when she was a 3-week-old orphan. (See details in the link at the end of this post.) She's a year old now, and healthy in all respects but one–she suddenly and inexplicably went blind last month. Prompt attention on my part, and diligent care on the part of two veterinarians, brought about a miraculous cure. Sparky has regained a good portion of her eyesight, but it came at a budget-wrecking cost.
This is when the Sparky Fan Club kicked into high gear, resulting in an outpouring of emotional and financial support from those who have come to love Sparky through my weekly reports. (There's a donation page for Sparky here) And thus, we come full circle to the reason for this post: Sparky's intense curiosity. The following pictures show Sparky investigating a box that contained a gift from a Sparky fan–Theo, who posts comments on a regular basis. The gift came in a box, and Sparky immediately claimed the box for a toy.
On the same day Theo's gift arrived, Wench Susan King's Sparky-related gift also arrived. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pictures until I opened Theo's package.
And now, even more fun for Sparky! I just placed a box that had held Costco groceries on the floor, and already she is inside, sniffing away!