Rhinos like surprises, though We are less fond of the Alarming sort of novelty than the delighful sort.
What is also a prime element of Surprises is who provided the surprise. We learn a lot about the mindset of the donor from what is in the box. These surprises reflect a lot about the relationship of the sender and the sendee.
Surprises are a relatively innocent form of Assault, all things considered.
Assaulting you with memories…you drawing horses for my then small daughter (now in her 60’s). I still have, on a shelf in my bedroom, a sketch of a figure in a large robe. Cherished along with memories of the kid who did the work. Good to be in touch. P
It is indeed a loving and lovely connection. A rich here and now experience.