Hi. My name is India Opal Buloni, but everyone calls me Opal.
One day, when I was at the grocery store, a dog ran in and started knocking things down. I told the manager he was mine, even though that wasn't true.
I decided to name him Winn-Dixie. He was such a sweet dog, I wanted to keep him. But I'd have to convince my Daddy, The Preacher, to let me.
I begged and begged, and finally The Preacher said Winn-Dixie could live with us at the trailer park. That night, he told me 10 things about my Mama that I never knew. She left us when I was really little, and I don't remember her at all.
Winn-Dixie and I met Otis and Gertrude the parrot when we went to the pet store to get him a collar. I couldn't afford the one I wanted, but Otis let me work at the store to earn the money.
Winn Dixie and I made lots of other friends, like Miss Franny Block, Gloria Dump, and Sweetie Pie Thomas. But if you want to know more, you'll have to.... Read and find out!!!