Monday, April 22, 2013

Ward's Unrequited Love

This is Bruiser (Boo Boo), the Moore Family dog. 

Boo Boo is a great dog. We've had him for about ten years and he's from a rescue shelter, so we don't actually know what kind of dog he is. And I don't know much about dogs in general, but if I had to guess what Boo Boo was...well, from the looks of him, he's just a wolf. However, from the acts of him, he's a big ole dumb teddy bear. Those are both dog breeds, right?

Most of my nieces and nephews are apprehensive around Boo Boo because of his size and propensity to lick faces, but Ward loves Bruiser. Loves him. WUBS HIM.

It's sort of a problem.
For perhaps the first time in his dog life, Bruiser has encountered a child who has more affection for him than vice versa. A child who outlasts him in the playful department. Long after Bruiser has had his fill of playtime, Ward continues following him around, rubbing his face on his tail and saying "BOO BOO HAHAHA." I didn't know dogs could look particularly annoyed until I saw Bruiser and Ward interact. And while I was looking through pictures of our trip, I realized how many photos I had of Ward stalking Bruiser. So. This seemed like the most obvious direction in which to go.


Monday, April 15, 2013

A Letter From Ward

Greetings, all! I write to you from my grandparents' house in my mother's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee!


In Memphis, pollen floats in the air like confetti!

In Memphis, shoes are optional! (This is not actually true.)

In Memphis, everyone who sees me in public says, "Look at that cotton-top!!" which I'm pretty sure is a reference to my blond hair and not my intelligence level?

In Memphis, grass grows everywhere! I overheard mother say that the only time you see grass in Las Vegas is if someone's smoking it! (I don't really know what that means.)


In Memphis, we go to the zoo three times a week because mom says that we have to live it up as long as grandpa is paying! 

In Memphis, I join a motley band of rambunctious cousins! 
Well...I guess we're not that motley.

In Memphis, I can reach the door knobs!

In Memphis, they have Bruiser!!

In Memphis, they have markers.


In Memphis, I caught grandma eating cookies in the pantry with the door closed and the lights off even though she had told everyone there weren't any cookies left! She said I could have candy if I didn't tell anyone!