A few nights ago, I was throwing tennis balls for Toby. One time, I decided to let Rah Ru the tiger throw one of the balls.
Afterward, I praised the toy, ”Good boy, Rah Ru! Great throw!” Then I started to wonder, was Rah Ru a boy or a girl? Did Toby think of his tiger as having a gender? The idea dawned on me, why not ask him?
I gathered up the B and G flashcards so I could ask Toby “Boy or Girl?”. We went through a quick list of humans and pups we knew so I could make sure we were on the same page. He got them all right. I moved on to the toys and asked him, ”Is Rah Ru a boy or a girl?” In case you were wondering, Rah Ru is a girl. (Oops. Bad mommy. )
As for Blue Puppy, Blue puppy is a boy.
Humpty Kitty is a girl
Tiger turned out to be a girl too.
Mommy, however, is still a boy.
This exercise turned out to be a breakthrough moment for Toby and me. Since then he has been excited to do flashcards. I think this gives him a chance to tell me things he otherwise couldn’t.
I think I would rather not let my lot loose on thi…goodnes only knows what unwelcome views might be expressed….they would make a great bunch of restaurant critics…
I should probably keep in mind never to ask a question thhat I don’t want the answer to! 😂
One look at the lovely Humpty Kitty and it’s easy to tell that one is female, right? Less so for Tiger who seems to lack any equipment that might point to a specific gender. Has Toby gotten any trans-stuffies? That might confuse him a bit.
I’d need a way to explain or identify trans before I could ask him. I am curious, though, I can’t imagine what other animals’ thoughts are on the issue. 🤔
I’d be curious what cats think about Humpty Kitty. I’m betting they would stage a protest.
Better check your shoes in the morning. 💩
FOR 3 WEEKS MY INTERNE HAS BEEN BREAKING.. THEY Cnt get a tecky out till tomorrow.
hoping to be back aften morro
Oh geez, you must feel so disconnected! Good luck with the tech.
Hope you are healing well! ❤️
She has a good arm for a girl
Toby says she was the star of her softball team.
Wonderful! And important info to know! Thanks, Toby! 🙂
Cooper is not quite that communicative! 😉 But, he has that exact same blue dog toy and he treats it like a boy (rough, fight-y). Same with his fox and his tiger. BUT, his doggie girlfriend and his little bunny rabbit he treats like they are girls. (soft, gentle, hump-y) 😀 It’s cute to watch how different he treats certain stuffies!
PATS and RUBS for Toby!!! 🙂
Oh my gosh, how adorable! Would you consider asking Cooper anything about his toys? Maybe some are children and some are mates?
Both Geordie and Toby offer certain toys to trade for food or games. (But then they want them back once they get what they want.). Does Cooper do that too?
Ooh! That’s interesting! Thinking about the way he treats them…he definitely treats his Girlfriend dog like a girlfriend. She’s was already here when he adopted me and came to live with us. So he’s known her since day one…he was barely 6 weeks old. I always called her “Girlfriend” and so he learned her “name” quickly. 🙂
He doesn’t groom the fox, but he does groom the bunny. He will lick the bunny and then lay his chin on her. Maybe she is like a child to him. He’s so gentle and calm, I think he’d make a great Dad. 🙂 He, also, likes to carry Bunny from room to room to be wherever he is. 🙂
Cooper will bring his stuffies to you if you ask for them by name “Fox”, “Bunny”, etc. When I’ve been ill or when I was going through my cancer journey and I’d be laying on the bed, he’d bring a stuffie to me. Then he’d lay down by me and not leave my side until I was ready to get up. 🙂
Aren’t they amazing creatures?! Our pups! 🙂
Aw, I am always jealous when I read of a pup taking such gentle care of his/her human. You are lucky to have Cooper with you!
I am! And I sure appreciate him. He’s very attuned to me, but, also, to anyone he’s around. If someone just coughs he goes and sits as close to them as he can get (he prefers on laps 🙂 ) and watches them closely to see if they are okay.
Just wanted to check in and see how you and Toby are doing.
And to leave some (((HUGS))), PATS and RUBS!
Having trouble posting on WP! For some reason WP won’t accept my login. I can’t post on other sites either. Some business about a data breach?
I’m so sorry to hear this! 😦 Hope everything gets worked out. I missed you two around here. Been busy myself, though. I will try to play WP-catchup tomorrow.
Good to hear from you! Hope you all are safe during this storm. 😊