Commissioned as a housewarming gift, Way Back Home, is the welcome of a couple to a new town where they planned to spend the rest of their lives. Illustrated to portray optimism and a journey ahead, there are elements in the scene that seem magical, including the tortoise and the grasshopper that are part of a personal narrative that must remain secret. Hush! Hush! But the dogs, they were truly excited to be with them in that moment.