I must have read this book forty thousand times as a kid – Tyke, the Little Mutt, by Dorothy K. L’Hommedieu. I even tried to buy it from my local library with my allowance (no dice). When they eventually de-shelved a lot of the books from the kids’ section, I tried to get it then; encore no dice, it was gone.
Many years pass.
When I opened the package – though of course I knew it was a book, I had no idea which book – I burst into immediate, joyful tears. The right toy at the right time. Thank you, Rick. And thank you, Tyke, for being so unforgettable. . .What is your right toy at the right time? Did you give it, or get it?