Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Nice Break In The Weather

It has been raining non-stop here since Monday, but we got enough of a break in the weather to go to the park for a few hours today. Paprika had great fun with all the usual playground equipment, but when the sky turned dark and ominous, I told her it was time to go bye-bye. She said "no!" so I told her that it was going to rain and that we needed to go home right away, and that once we got home, she could have a bagel (her favorite thing to eat). When she heard that, she headed straight out of the park.

She went right to the front gate and stopped for a moment to chat with the gatekeeper and the gardener. She talked to them at length (mostly unintelligible) with such conviction. Occasionally she would say something very clearly like, "baby," "rain now," or "go car." The two guys were just amazed at Paprika. After she had finished her conversation with them, she turned to walk into the parking lot (where we usually park). It was so crowded today that the lot was full, so we parked on the street instead. I told Paprika that we were parked on the street and not in the parking lot, and she immediately turned out of the parking lot and started walking towards the street. The two guys at the front gate were totally blown away. She is a smart cookie, for sure. As soon as we got to the car, it started pouring rain and hasn't stopped since. Oh well, at least we got a few hours of sunny bliss this afternoon.

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