August 31st 2007 5:01 pm
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Mom took Lexie and I on an errand this morning in the van. Then we took a walk in a new neighborhood, which smelled very interesting. When we got home, Lexie jumped right down out of the van and ran into the back yard. I demurred. Basically, I sat my hiney back down on the seat and stared as Mom and one of the kids tried to coax me out of the van. I've never been good at jumping "down" from things. I'm still sort of clutsy going down the stairs, though I am improving. So, even though Mom plied and tempted me with liver treats, I wouldn't budge. (She gave me one anyway, just because I am so very cute.) It was a bit humiliating, but Mom eventually had to come around to my side of the van, slide open the door and carry me out like an infant. She plopped me down in the yard and sighed. It's just so high up in the van! Mom wanted me to do it in two stages - seat to floor, then floor to ground, but I just sort of freaked out and resisted. Lexie flies out of the van and down from places like that, but I just can't get myself to do it. I hope I learn how to be graceful and brave like my sister.