Squeaks adores the outdoors and requests early each day to go "side" bringing her "shoes" and "jacket" to me to prepare for our departure.
She is still dear friends with Puffin who has unofficially been named "dog sister of the year," as she puts up with sharing her dog bed, ball and favorite spot on the couch with Squeaks.
Weekends consist of family hikes, swims, reading books and turning our house inside out as Squeaks makes discoveries and explores.
She shows nearly no attachment to any particular item or thing in our house and spends time equally with all stuffed animals, books and toys. She also shows no real interest in vegetables. In general she is almost too busy to enjoy stopping to eat at all. She often finds herself "all done" with her meal a few seconds after siting down. Aaron and I are trying to come up with ways for her to stop and eat. We've tried books, having her eat on our laps, music, but nearly always the outcome is the same "all done" which translated means I am still hungry but I would rather be free to play on my own.
Her favorite word is "ma" which translated means I want something, you can figure it out, and I will continue to say "ma" over and over until you do. And if/ when you do figure it out I will soon be interested in something else and say "ma" again.
She also loves going to Edgecumbe each day for lunch as dozens of children often rush to play with "Squeaks!". One of my students for a Spanish project did a lovely life size replica of her for a class project. Now each day when she walks by her poster hanging on the wall (which actually looks shockingly similar to her), she stops, points and says "me" giving a big grin. Here are some pics from this past month showing some of her aforementioned favorite things and activities: