Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Birthday Bully

 The Birthday Bully

Four years ago today, a big-eared, bouncing baby bully came into this world. As all new parents do, M&D went back and forth about what her name should be. Roger and I were included in the naming game until he suggested calling her Dumbo because of the size of her "sails." That comment went over like a lead balloon and he was sent directly to bed without any chow.

Would you like those ears super sized?

While it was a little crude to be making fun of our new sister, Roger did have a point. Seriously, with all her excess skin, she could have served as her own wrapping paper topped off nicely with a matching bow fashioned out of her own ears.

Even though M&D settled on Thelma, meaning wish or willful, Roger still contends that Dumbo would have been more appropriate. Granted she's not the brightest crayon in the box, but seeing how Mom had been wishing for a baby girl since the loss of Beulah Ruth, Thelma seemed perfect. And she is!

Happy 4th Birthday, Thelma Lou! We don't know what we'd do without you!

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