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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Baby Dog’s Self-Guided Tour of the Little Farm

Baby Dog has made great strides in walking since her visit to the orthopaedic surgeon. She can now walk more or less indefinitely (if unsteadily) without assistance. She still walks holding her arms straight up as though reaching for a steadying parental hand, but her enthusiasm for unaided locomotion grows. This development finally began to pay dividends in this morning’s visit to The Little Farm. For the first time, she was able to make her own little decisions about where she was going and what she was going to see. We had fed celery to the cows and had a thrilling face-to-face encounter with the baby pig, who snorfled up celery through the chicken wire. We had moved on to look at the rooster and chickens and ducks and geese, when Baby Dog announced, “See piggy again!” turned around and toddled off to do just that. The combination of increased mobility and increased familiarity with the farm – she knows where all the animals she wants to see are located – made for her best visit yet to the farm. She had a great time.

Amusingly, one of the biggest attractions for her is that she gets to “see the moon.” That is, the crescent moons on the door of the outhouses.


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