Wednesday, September 17, 2008
When Animals Attack
Let me start by saying, I love my daughter dearly. She brings more joy and happiness to my heart than I ever thought possible to attain.
That being said, sometimes this kid just makes me stop dead in my tracks and wonder...
"who are your parents?!"
I'd like to introduce to you Quackers.
Kaitlyn had no choice in the matter about developing a fondness of ducks. Well before she exited my womb, it was predermined her stuffed animal of choice and item of comfort would be a duck. My Mom and I have this thing...I'm baby duck, she's momma duck. That's just how it is. I wanted to pass this on my own girl.
SO, now that we got the logistics out of the way...I'd like to share with you an event that took place not too long ago. It was early morning, and we were eating breakfast. As usual, Kaitlyn included Mr. Quakers. Here he is accompanying her on the picnic table for her morning meal:
There were even periodic pauses for smooches.
I don't prompt these things folks, they just happen. She thinks very fondly of Mr. Quackers.
Or so I thought.
Looking back, I think this may be the very moment when Mr. Quakers realized something just wasn't right.
The fear is in his eyes. The next thing you know, up leaps the girl and without warning ATTACKS poor innocent Mr. Quackers.
Oblivous to the flurry of feathers and pleading quacks, she preceeds to do a full on bum to beak pro wrestling move.
Just when I thought she was about to show this poor fellow some mercy, she decides to take him to the stairs.
*Warning* The following is not for the faint of heart or avid animal lover.
This girl then winds back and pummels Quackers repeatedly into the banister!
Just as soon as it began it was over. I don't know what caused my dear Kaitlyn to lose all composure and go on a duck pummeling frenzy. Maybe he eyeballed her cereal wrong. What baffles me is she has never been exposed to violence, whether it be on tv or anywhere else. I'm thinking these animal instincts are hard-wired in us all somehow. I hope this is no indication of what is yet to come in her teenage years.