White Dog was still asleep. So were all of the White Dog Army except Sachi. It was so early the stars were still out and the sounds of birds awakening and traffic were just beginning to build.
Sachi climbed over our legs and made his way to stand on Steve's chest. He began to lick Steve's face as he excitedly whimpered, "WAKE UP! Isn't anyone going to wish me a happy Gotcha Day?"
Steve struggled from sleep. "What?" "It is my Gotcha Day and you all are STILL sleeping. I am going to go tell the others." Steve grabbed his devoted sidekick in a hug. "Happy Gotcha Day, Sachi! I am so happy we can celebrate this very special day with you but lets (he glanced over his shoulder at the clock) wait until at least 5 am before we start the party. For now you can cuddle with me and momma, She will tell you The Story of how she and Oso found you and brought you to us."
Steve wrapped his arm around Sachi who snuggled against him and then he went back to sleep. Sachi The Dauntless One looked at me intensely. "Well?"