Let me introduce to you Doggy and Raff-Raff. Can you guys tell the difference between these 2 stuff dalmatians? Perhaps no (well, except for the fact that the other one looks older na). Anyway, Doggy is the old one, and Raff-raff is the newer version.
A short story lang. Doggy is a pasalubong from Singapore that my mom gave to Dino. Yes, dapat kay Dino yan. Pero since Dino is not the stuff toy type, we gave it to Liam when he was… hmmm.. barely 1 yr. old? (sorry, di ko na din maalala when we first let him play with stuff toys). And Doggy is his favorite ever since. He will look for Doggy before he sleeps, when he goes to the other room or when he comes back to our room. There are times na we need to have Doggy washed na kasi ang dumi dumi na nya. We have to explain pa to him where Doggy is.
Last September, I went to IKEA in Thailand, I saw this dalmatian stuff toy (for me and for everyone, it looks very much like Doggy). Without thinking twice, I snatched one and bought it for Liam. Naisip ko, at least if Doggy needs to go to the dry cleaners, may proxy and so that Doggy doesn’t need to come back and forth sa rooms.
When I come back, I quickly pulled it out and excitedly gave it to Liam. Lo and behold, Liam know’s that it’s not his Doggy. We told him that it is doggy, he was near tears already so we gave him the real Doggy. Then he said that the other one is Daddy’s dog. So Raff-Raff was born. Hay naku! everyone was amazed how he can distinguish the 2 stuff dogs.
Every time we’ll ask him which is which, he will hold both toys on the neck and look at their faces. Now that he’s few months older, even from afar, he knows how to distinguish the 2. He can also tell by the tail and by the feel of their fur. nabibilib lang ako sa anak ko. So observant talaga.
Anyway, just want to share some photos of him with Doggy.
Naku! I could go on and on about Liam and Doggy stories. Pero I will stop here na. hehehe.. Basta un lang masasabi ko, Liam looooves Doggy. Kung si Andy may woody, Doggy is Liam’s woody. 🙂
to Liam: Don’t worry anak, we will keep Doggy until you grow up, kahit sabihin mo pa saken na ayaw mo na sya, I will make sure to keep it for you. 🙂