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MAO!

March 1, 2018

Just a boy and his cat.
Enjoying this unseasonably warm weather together.
Finally getting to know one another, after months of staring at one another through our glass patio door….

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The Chinese word for cat is “mao”.  When pronounced, it sounds like “meow”.  So, when River came home to us last December, pointing at Rudy and calling him “mao” (unprompted), I just let him continue to do so.  Someday, I’ll fill him in, and tell him that he’s actually a cat…and that “meow” is just the sound that he makes.  But, for now, “mao” is just too cute to correct.  So, around here, for the foreseeable future, a cat is a “mao”. 

River has had to adjust to a new life, a new family, and a new language…and has handled it all like a champ. So, I suppose the least I can do is let him hang onto that one word for as long as he’d like! 

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