we’ve had this thing
sitting in our garage for THREE days and I cracked! I found it on sale and got it for Lily’s birthday… yes… that is 5 months from now. I have been SO EXCITED for her to play with it. So, on Sunday, I told Jeff that I would return these boots that I had bought… if we could give it to right then.
So, Lily and I went for a walk to feed the horses while Jeff assembled it in her room.
This was her reaction:
Not quite what I had envisioned. She’s TERRIFIED of it! We spared you the thirty minutes of video footage where I coax Lily closer and closer and then push my luck by trying to set her on top of it. This 10 seconds pretty much sums it up.
It’s definitely grown on her. She’ll get close and even feed it carrots… but prefers for it to be turned off and always needs a chaperone. However, she still needs to know where it is at all times. She doesn’t want it to surprise her. I had the brilliant idea of lugging this GIANT thing into the living room for her and when she turned around and saw it… she went BALLISTIC!
here he is… just looking at her wanting her to love him
We finally got her to PRETEND she likes him. He is turned off and and can make no sudden movements.
This is the first and last time she has been on him. Just after these photos were taken, I made the mistake of scooting him on the carpet like a ride…. NOT A GOOD IDEA!
So this is our new pet.
His name may be “Nubbin'”… if it sticks… thanks a lot, Augie.
We’re just waiting for Luke to come over and show her that it’s cool.