My wife and I
bought adopted Thornton at Natural Bridges National Monument in October, little knowing he’d be so annoying/energizing/delightful—take your pick. One thing was a certainty, however: with a pack rat’s natural inclination towards shiny stuff he’d steal the show at Christmastime. And so he did, handing out gifts and comments as only a pack rat can (while attempting to work a few trades on the side).
When you least expect it, laughter is one of our best surprises.