so i was babysitting yesterday, and sometimes i bring Cleo. they have a fenced-in backyard, so i just kick the dog outside and let her run around and be a happy animal. there are also 2 mini male poodles (Buster and Willie) that live there too. they all romp around and play out there and just have a jolly time.
well yesterday M (age 5) and S (age almost-4) and i were all playing the game trouble (you know, with the popper dice in the middle??) when S exclaims "WHAT IS THAT?!?!?!" i am torn away from the extremely riveting trouble game going on to look at what he is so passionately screaming about.
and there they are: Willie, looking like an overly-satisfied steed, mounting Cleo. full on animal-planet style. and i am just beside myself stifling laughter. i do not want to have to explain what exactly is going on here. so i play along like they were "wrestling." then M gets this very worried look on her face and says "he could have killed her!" then i just can't keep it together any longer. i just laugh and laugh and laugh. i just say "no, they are just playing, it's ok."
so now i just say Cleo is Willie's girlfriend.