I’ve had my baby Groucho since my junior year of college. It was just us girls for a long while. Then she graciously allowed my husband, Mr. Meaty, to join us. She actually took to him quite well, which shocked me since she hates most people. Groucho’s acceptance of him was actually a big plus for Mr. Meaty.
But, a few years later, when I became pregnant with little Bug, Grouch was not so pleased. My lap was rapidly shrinking! Where was Groucho supposed to sleep? So, she headbutted and body-slammed, trying in vain to make that baby bump recede. Of course, that didn’t work out. And, a few months later Grouchie’s baby sister arrived.
At first, Groucho was just excited to have us, and most of my lap, back home after five days away at the hospital. But then she saw the bassinet. And heard the tiny sounds coming from it. She just had to get a look at whatever was making that noise. So she stretched out on her hind legs and poked her little mustached nose over the side of the bassinet. There she found her baby sister, Bug. She fell in love that day and stayed rather affectionate. At least until baby sister became mobile. Now that Bug is old enough to calmly pet Groucho (and give her treats), they’re chummy again.
Thank you Groucho for accepting the new members of our little family.
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