Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Thought Old Yeller Was a Boy

We had a fabulous time celebrating our 8-year-old friend Hailstorm's birthday Sunday out at the tide pools near Bolinas, but we were toast. Loads and loads of sun and adventure and friendship and laughter. [Gratuitous pictures to be posted for Wordy Wednesday. Make sure you stay away that day. Consider yourself warned.]

Back home, eating dinner, the conversation somehow winds its way to dogs. Specifically, I happen to defend the death of Old Yeller because he had rabies.

Daughter looks puzzled. "I thought Old Yeller was a boy," she says.

"He was," I reply.

"But you can't have babies unless you're a girl," she points out.

I don't know what made me laugh more: that she thought I said Old Yeller was put down because he had babies or that she was so nonchalant and accepting of it. Either way, her mishearing, something which typically makes me sad, provides me with some chuckles from time to time.


Maggie May said...

:) hi there, long time no see. glad to read your small witty updates on your family's life. your post about max and ruby at 13 cracked me up :)

"Sunshine" said...

That is pretty cute. I really liked your camping story, also. Your family is awesome. Sorry I haven't been around lately. With the weather warming up, I've been outside and not blogging as much, but I'm trying to catch up. Peace :)

josie2shoes said...

I loved this story 'cuz I have so many mishearing adventures myself!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Oh, that's just awesome! For a minute, I thought you were going to explain that Old Yeller was a girl, and then I was going to have a silent freak-out that I'm obviously in a parallel universe because where I'm from, Yeller is a boy.


D... said...

♥ this! Mishearing stories crack me up.

Unknown said...

Too cute. Don't you just love the things that come out of their mouths ... sometimes.

Winks & Smiles,

Lori said...

Cute. Very cute.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

*LOL* I'm glad I wasn't put down for having babies! Too cute. Thanks for the laugh.


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