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Puppies and Babies

April 22, 2009

Yesterday morning A. woke me up by licking me on the arm.  I told her “Good Morning, don’t lick Mommy” and she responded with “Ruff, ruff?”  She proceeded to carry her stuffed animal down the stairs in her mouth and wiggled her butt to show she was happy.  I asked her if she needed to use the potty and was told “Ruff!”  I asked her if she wanted more pancakes and got “Ruff, ruff.”  I didn’t know whether to be impressed with how much expression she was able to put into her constant “ruff, ruff, ruffs” or be concerned that my daughter thought she was a puppy dog.  At least she didn’t want to use the front lawn as a potty.

Meanwhile, R. woke up and decided to be a baby.  Complete with an inability to walk, desire to be fed, and a plaintive “wah-wah” to communicate.  I have new sympathy for people who have both newborns and dogs in their house.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2009 12:50 am

    My youngest sister acted like she was a cat until she was 5 or 6. Ugh. It was OK once in a while, but mostly it drove us nuts. You know, that might answer a lot of questions about her now. Ha!

  2. April 24, 2009 3:57 am

    Yep. Addie is doing the cat thing now too. Sometimes she meows so loudly and annoyingly that I’m tempted to put her out on the front step.

    Must be the age. We also have the “eating like a kitty” – as in lapping up her milk out of her bowl with her tongue.

    Good times. Good times.

  3. April 27, 2009 5:40 pm

    My 3-year-old daughter has been a cat for MONTHS. Fortunately it comes and goes. Sometimes it works in our favor, like when she doesn’t want to say please and we say she can say a KITTY-please (“please-meow” or “meow-please”).

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