I laughed hard this week when I found a surprise “love gift” left in my purse by my favorite secret admirer. Actually, it happened twice this week. The first time I was at the grocery store in the check out line and had opened my purse to retrieve my billfold to pay for my groceries. I laughed out loud when I saw it. The lady who was bagging my groceries was perplexed as to what I had found in my purse that was so funny. When I pulled it out and showed it to her (and did a little explaining), she kept saying, “Awwww, that is so sweet!” I thought she was going to cry there for a minute.
Do you see the little gift? No, I don’t usually put little gray mice with pink tails in my purse. When I saw it, I knew immediately who had put it there.
The very next night while eating out at a restaurant with friends, I opened my purse, and again, I found another little present (this one with a blue tail). I pulled it out, told my husband that my secret admirer had struck again. My husband just looked at our friends and rolled his eyes.
Meet my little admirer. His name is Dakota (aka Cody).
I have a bad habit of coming home from running errands and flinging my purse down on the couch. It’s often not zipped closed. Dakota loves to snoop in my purse. These two mice (one with the blue tail and one with the pink tail) are his favorites. I think I should feel flattered that my sweet boy gave me his most treasured toys. Gifts of love.