she’s got a dog obsession
You know the kid that ate paste in school? And how that kid tried to hide that they were eating the paste, but the ring around the mouth was unmistakable?
Well. I’m about 95% convinced Maelie is a dog. Just last week she crawled up to me and had a ring of brown liquid surrounding her mouth. Since I knew it couldn’t be poop because she’s not that gross, I quickly squeezed her little cheeks together and out popped a dog food nugget.
And this isn’t a once and a while thing. Sometimes I get there too late and she has three in her mouth.
Don’t even get me started on her dog stalking. It’s not so much that she’s stalking Sadie, rather, she’s stalking her chew.
And she’s fast. I mean, really fast.
She’ll hide them, too.
And she’ll have the guiltiest look on her face.
Once she gets it, though, it’s almost as if the whole world just melts away…
It’s almost relaxing. So in a sense, it gives her a sense of baby euphoria.
And sometimes if we’re lucky, she’ll offer to share.
Because, who wouldn’t want to chew on that? Yum!
And I try to explain to her that it’s disgusting and it’s made with animal pieces and bones and hair and who knows what, (Sorry, Sadie.) but she just quietly crawls away and sneaks through the play room and the dining room and around the corner BACK to the dog dish where I find her stuffing dog nuggets in her mouth as if she’s a chipmunk.
I found three in her mouth this time. Super gross.
Typically I can redirect her but sometimes she looks at me and says:
Kids these days. Where do they learn this stuff?