tyke1 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?