Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chuey, a love story

This is my daughter Anna.

When I asked Anna what her favorite things about Australia were she answered: the beach, Trevor and Chuey (the latter being the Woog's kitten that we cat-sat for when they were up the coast).

I mentioned to her that we only actually had to go overseas for one of those things.

I'm not sure I can accurately convey what it is to share a house with an eight-year-old girl who has a crush on a kitten, but I'll try.


Day 1


"Dan, see if she'll get the string. No wait. Here. Let me, let me!"



"Mom, Mom, look! She's playing with the bow. Get a picture!! Quick. Get a picture!"

"Honey, I think Chuey's a boy." Click.

"Chuey, Chuey, Chuey, you are so cuuuuuute!!! I want to feed her"

* * *  10 minutes later * * *

"Mom, have you seen Chuey? I want to hold her like a baby. Will she let me do that?  Chuuuuu-eeey!  CHUUUU-EEEEY! Where are you?"

"Trevor, have you seen Chuey?"


"No."

"OMG. Mooooooooooom! Come here!! Hurry! Moooooom! Quick, take a picture of Chuey, look where she is!!!!!!"



"Honey, I think Chuey is a boy." Click

"OMG OMG OMG, now she has her paw out!!  Hurry, take another picture!!!"



Click


* * * Days 2-3 -- A synopsis * * *


"Naaaaaw, Chuey, Chuey, Chewsters! Who's my wittle Chewsters?! Do you want to eat a bug?"

"I love my Chu-Chu-Chu-Chuey Chewsters!!"
 



"Chuuuuueeeey!"



"Chuuuuueeeey!"




"Chuuuuueeeey!"




* * * * *

"Mom, when we get home, can we get a...."

"No."


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20 comments:

  1. Oh your munchkin would fit in soooo well at our house. And funnily enough the answer over at the busy-house is 'no' as well!!! (maybe a little 'yes' action would cure them?? probably not...)
    too cute :-)
    xxxCate

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  2. Once we get settled somewhere permanent, I'm happy to get a cat. I actually miss having a cat. Not so much the litterbox!

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  3. I don't blame her, Chuey is soooo freaking cute! x

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  4. He is pretty damn cute, isn't he?

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  5. heis incredibly cute but does she know he will turn into a large evil black cat soon??

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  6. I laughed and laughed but at the same time, I cannot let my 6 year old daughter see that kitten. Or any kitten.

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  7. He is looking at the pics of Anna and has asked for a passport!

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  8. Beautiful post.
    I absolutely, love, love, love the picture she drew on herself.

    Well, Mrs. Woog, I think it's safe to say if you ever need a kitten-sitter, you've found one, and aside from confusing him for a girl, she'll take excellent care of him :)

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  9. Who could blame her for being kitten smitten? Chuey is adorable!

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  10. Laughing my ass off.

    Please tell me Chuey is short for Chewbacca. 'Cos that would just be too cool.

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  11. Too freakin' cute!!

    Kid AND cat.

    Gorgeous.

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  12. Naawwww! You've just convinced me to get a kitten when we move. An outside one, at that. I hope the landlord will be agreeable....

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  13. Adorable, Chuey and Anna - our kitten loves to sit on my keyboard and my iPad, in fact we are thinking of getting him one of his own.

    Maybe when you settle in Aus you can do the kitten thing?

    xxx

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  14. Too bloody cute!!!! Chuuueeey! Gorgeous post! :)

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  15. @ Steve - Chuey is named after the little guy on Chelsea Lately, her sidekick. :)

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  16. The cutest ever! With the cutest name "Chuey"! I'm saving the name... It rolls fthe tongue very easily!:D

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  17. Love it!

    Especially the drawing dedicated to Chuey.

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  18. Oh Chuey is VERY cute. We love cats too, especially Miss 8 who has been known to draw them on herself. And even though we have two cats, she would live another!

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  19. We have a similar love affair going on between Miss 4 and her Grandma's cat Madge. When she isn't drawing or talking about Madge she is dressed as Madge.

    So cute x

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