My name is Yoshi. I was born on October 18th, 2010. I have two brothers and one sister. We grew up together with our dog-mom and our first human-mom on Cape Cod. My name wasn't always Yoshi. This is my story.
I fell asleep on the Strange Lady's leg, and she said she was in love. I heard her say it, just as my eyes closed. Then they went away, and I wondered if they would come back to play again sometime.
The Strange Man and the Strange Lady came back! I liked them as much as I did the first time I met them, and they really seemed to like me. I got a collar and a leash from my human-mom. She says that the Strange Lady is now called Mom and the Strange Man is called Dad. She gave the Strange Lady a bag with some toys in it, and they did something called "paperwork", and then I went outside with my new mom - I forget to call her that sometimes, but she says it's ok. I saw a car, and they even let me get in it! I was very excited. Then the Strange... I mean, then Dad and Mom took me for my first ride! It was a lot of fun. We started the car, and backed out of the driveway and then we drove for a little and then...
And then, today, I left home. At first I really wasn't sure if I was having fun or not. We went to the feed store and Dad bought a bag of my food, so I think they are going to feed me. A very nice Strange Lady at the feed store gave me a piece of chicken. It was very good. I am not sure if I can trust the new people or not, but Mom keeps giving me little bits of food now and then, and she holds me on her lap, and I think I will be ok.
We stopped at a rest area and I met a very old strange dog named Lucky. I liked Lucky and his mom. My mom says that it is more proof that I am going to be a very lucky boy - my new name, Yoshi, means good fortune, AND I met a dog named Lucky for my very first strange dog! She says I have a longer name, too. It's Cape Cod's Fortunate Son. I prefer Yoshi, because it makes more sense.
We had more time in the car, and then we came to what mom says is my Forever Home. We got out of the car and went for a walk and I met another strange dog - this one mom says is my brother, and his name is Boo-Boo. He does not look like a brother. He looks like a buffalo. And I think he smells like one too. He sniffed me a lot and I was scared, so I growled at him. He left me alone a little after that, and I felt very proud, but very scared.
I met my new sister, her name is Girl and she's a human even thought she's my sister. I think that's strange, but I like her a lot.
I came into my new house and found a whole basket of toys ALL for me, and a bed I can sleep in that is perfect for me. I like it a lot.
I met a strange orange thing that makes a weird sound when you touch it. It is called Mel, and they say it is a cat, but I think it is like me. It's orange and my size, so it must be. I will try to talk to it more another time.
At bedtime I went into my bed and cried myself to sleep. I like it here, I think, but I am not quite sure yet.