ralph MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
I had a pet mouse for a very short period of time when I was a child. His name was Ralph. Ralph has become legend in our house. He lives on in the fictitious stories I tell the girls, in which he goes on all sorts of adventures in the woods with Maude the dog and Moses the cat. The stuffed Ralph lives on as Amabelâ€™s favorite toy. Yesterday, the thermometer hit 78 degrees in the afternoon, and Amabel decided it was perfect weather for Ralph to have a mud bath. This cracks me up because Amabel used to be very wary of getting dirty. But yesterday she made a wonderful mud puddle for her mouse and when she was done her body was splattered with dirt. She was delighted. So was Ralph.