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The Long March - Elizabeth Unexplained
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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
The Long March
Today Margaret walked all the way to the playground near chenoameg's place from Davis Square. (For childless locals, the playground is almost all the way to the Cedar Street end of the bike path.) This is not what I consider to be a short walk, and not only have I been walking a lot longer than Margaret, but my inseam measurement is longer that Margaret's entire height. Yet another reason in the long list for why it was appropriate to name her after my sister who competes in the 20km race walk. It took us about 70 minutes to walk from in front of Mr. Crepe to the park, but Margaret could probably improve her time a great deal by not stopping to pick up acorns, chase leaves, and greet every puppy we saw. (Apparently if you're a dog you're a puppy no matter how old you are.)

On the way back we had a pleasant stop at chenoameg's for a bathroom break and visit. We saw all the residents, including both puppies. (Apparently if you are a cat you are also a puppy.) One of the puppies is magical and turned itself into a human. It was a lovely visit, and it furthered my plot to expose Margaret to puppies of the feline variety so that she will not be allergic later in life.
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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 11th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
And cat-puppies who run away are more interesting than those who sit around and want pettings.
coraline From: coraline Date: October 11th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
i waved to you from the window of dave's fresh pasta but you didn't see me :)
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 11th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry I missed you. I can be extra-oblivious when to things that aren't dangerous when I'm out with Margaret.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: October 11th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
She never sees people waving to her when she's out and about... ;-)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 12th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe Margaret is at the age at which "puppy" means "quadruped". Don't know if that traditionally includes temporary quadrupeds.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: October 15th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
> and it furthered my plot to expose Margaret to puppies of the feline variety so that she will not be allergic later in life.

I've really no idea how that works. I'm quite strongly allergic to cats now, but lived with a cat of my very own for the first seven years of my life, and liked them for all the time after that. The allergy suddenly "turned on" one weekend in early high school.

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