As sunlight breaks through the gap in his curtains, Yeti Styles feels an unfamiliar fluttering in his tummy- it’s his birthday! His first birthday in his new home, with his new friends. He wonders what the world has planned for him today.
He lumbers out of bed and makes his way to the bathroom, washes his face and brushes his teeth, and then to the kitchen- yesterday he’d bought his favourite cereal just for his very own special birthday treat. As he chews he can’t help but smile. The sun’s shining, and he’s been saving up for this day for past few months- getting extra paper rounds and even helping old Mrs Johnson in her garden (she sure did make good lemonade). He wriggles his toes in excitement, and- what’s that noise? Why, it’s a knock on the door!
Yeti Styles leaps up, fumbling to right his chair before he makes his way to open the door.
Hello there Yeti Styles the postman smiles, is it a special day for you today?
Yeti Styles grins bashfully
Well I sure do have a lot of post for you!
And as he passes Yeti Styles his 3 envelopes, out from behind his back, what should he reveal but a ribbon-bound posy of fresh flowers!
Yeti Styles gasps and thanks the postman as he goes on his way, shouting a cheery toodle-oo behind him.
Once Yeti Styles finishes his breakfast, carefully puts his special bowl away and has one last look in the mirror at his new suit, carefully fixing his hair, he allows himself to pick up his purse and count his money. There’s the same amount he’s counted each night for the past week, before he drifts off into dreams of this day. Just enough for all he needs- a bowl, a collar, some food, and most importantly, his brand new kitten.
Happy Birthday, Yeti Styles he whispers to himself, and in that blissful moment, he could’ve sworn he heard it repeated back to him on the breeze.