In the morning I wandered to each open window, upstairs AND downstairs, sniffing the outside smells and soaking up the warm morning sun. But then I heard the noise of Maddie packing my things. I knew this meant I would have to ride in the car. I barricaded myself under the bed, behind the giant chess board, and in front of the oversized Take Off board game. Despite my recent bravery, I was not in the mood for an unpleasant car ride.
And if Maddie and Lay-dee and Big Daddy hadn't taken the mattress off of the bed and shut the bedroom door so I couldn't escape, I'd still be hiding behind that giant chess board. Instead, I was ruthlessly captured and forced to ride back to the city apartment in the car with Big Daddy. I complained a lot of course, which I am very good at. Maddie finally played me some Brandi Carlile music which calmed me down. It works every time.
I am now home, happily sniffing the city smells and soaking up the city sun. And for now, that's all the excitement I am looking for.