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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 12:43 PM

3. You're very kind

Here's the link to the pictures post: democraticunderground.com/116110483

You would've been so charmed to see MM when Brigid got home yesterday - she started to wash her baby sister's face to comfort her. The first morning after Brigid's arrival 3 months ago, Brigid was so tiny and timid and weak that Molly stood right in front of her and raised her head high to expose her throat, trying to encourage Brigid to play. It didn't happen for awhile, of course, but before too much longer they started rolling around in a savagely snarling tight ball, chomping on any body part they could reach. Their play now sounds like they're killing each other. But no harm done, of course, and when they stop for breath, it's pure love again.

That first night I had 2 separate beds made from the halves of an old hardside suitcase, and I put one at each end of the baby bed in case they needed space. Molly went to her regular spot first, but when I laid Brigid in the other one long enough to take a short break myself, Molly immediately walked over and climbed in with Brigid. Most of that first night I lay on my back on the sofa with Brigid on my stomach, feeding her a tiny bite every hour or so.

If people only showed half such consideration for others, we'd have a lot happier world.

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