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Monday, June 25, 2007

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Terrible pun. Sorry.

Anyway, on Saturday night, after three days of "Hm. I don't know..." Lucy wanted a real answer to her question -- "Where is Boo-Boo?" So David told her that he had gone away, that a raccoon tried to eat him. She nodded very wisely. "A raccoon ate him," she repeated. "That was very, very naughty!" Yes, it was, we agreed! Where do you think he went, I asked. (Because basically, even after two and a half years, parenthood is still one big psychology lab for me...) "To a new house, a raccoon house, where raccoons and cats are friends!" she said.

That, of course, made us cry.

But she doesn't really get it. Again, yesterday afternoon, she picked up Kitty Cat's comb and said, "Boo-boo doesn't like this comb." Nope, he doesn't. "A raccoon ate him," she reminded me. And then, "Boo-boo likes his green comb," she added. Yes, he does. "I want to get Boo-booo's comb," she said.

Why?

"So I can comb him when he comes back."

PS: As part of the conversation, we also talked about WILD animals -- like raccoons -- that sometimes bite. We should not try to pet them! In the wild kingdom: Lions, tigers and bears. (Oh my.) In the not-wild world: Cows, horses, sheep and elephants.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

June 25, 2007 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

I'm so sorry about Blue, really. You know we Cliftons aren't animal people, but Blue was sweet. Lucy is so cute. Now I'm sad too.

June 25, 2007 at 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Who's Rodrigo? Is that Portugese spam or are you just that popular?

June 25, 2007 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Dear Alex,
You're never going to visit us now, are you?! Too much wildlife... I believe Rodrigo is this very good-looking Brazilian that I met in a club in Atlanta in 1995. Ha.
ME

June 26, 2007 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Daav said...

Rodrigo makes his own t-shirts!
Muy macho!

June 29, 2007 at 9:34 AM  

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