June 3rd 2010 10:50 pm
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Mom likes to make up new things for me to learn. Lately, when we get to school and start up toward the big lawn, Mom says in an excited voice, "Where's JoAnn?" and "Go find JoAnn!" Okay, I know "Where's your donut?" and "Go find your ball." They are two different things, both are round, but one is flat and has a whole in the middle. But, "JoAnn"? What's a "JoAnn?"
Today, she said it again, "Where's JoAnn?" I knew it wasn't a ball or a donut and I looked around. The boss was walking toward her chair and saying, "hey Rethy!" I started running toward her and Mom said, "There's JoAnn! Good girl." OOOHHHHHH!!!! The boss is a JoAnn!!!! That's what the humans call her. I get it.
Since I first met her, she has been the one who tells everybody what to do. She tells the people and they tell their dogs. She says it, then everybody does it. I figured that out a long time ago. I even skip the part where Mom tells me what to do. The boss says it, I do it. Sometimes she spells things so Mom has to tell me what to do. Everybody knows she's the boss, but people don't call her that. Now when people say "JoAnn" I know what they are talking about, like when they say "Ellen"--that's Mom or "Lisa"--that's Lisa, or "Blitzen".
You guys may think this is silly, but it's a big deal for me. Now when Mom says "Where's JoAnn?" I know I'm not looking for a what, but a who.
Good job Rethy, sometimes I am slow on things sometimes as well. they cram so much into our little brains sometimes. Although you and I both know sometimes we selectively are slow. I just like to kep mom thinking I am not that bright sometimes then she is all excited when I learn something.