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20 June 2017 @ 05:31 pm
Happy Pop Day - Belatedly!  
You may have noticed I didn’t post on Father’s Day. That’s because I was too busy celebrating Father’s Day! Sis and I took a trip out to see Dad. And we brought along a friend, our cat Hiccup! Hiccup loves to ride in the car and will frequently go to the garage door and cry when he sees we are about to leave. He also loves going to see his Pop and will perk up at the mention of the word ‘pop’, even if we meant soda.

But ok, Sis forgot something in the house and ran back inside, leaving me standing in our garage holding Hiccup. Hiccup didn't like this, freaked out, and continued to cry pathetically for most of the 20 minute drive. We had to sing to him to get him to calm down - his favorite lullaby, "Somewhere Out There" from American Tail. I am sure you can picture us driving along, two middle-aged women, singing this song at full volume to our cat in the backseat.

Anyways, we hadn’t taken Hiccup for a visit since Dad got his dog, Baby, as we weren’t sure how Baby would handle a cat. We were waiting for her to grow up and settle down a little - which, grown - yes, settled - not so much.

At first, Hiccup wasn’t having this other animal. He didn’t know there were other dogs besides my mom’s dog, Winston. Baby was just curious and excited, but not aggressive at all. Hiccup, on the other hand, was hissing and punching at Baby. At last he settled though and we were able to hand Hiccup off to his Pop for a snuggle. He did very well, except for the few minutes that his Mommy went out in the backyard with Baby - he didn’t like that, even with me there to reassure him.

It was a good visit and Hiccup was exhausted by the time he headed home. I was exhausted too!

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Shireboundshirebound on June 20th, 2017 11:12 pm (UTC)
we were able to hand Hiccup off to his Pop for a snuggle.

Awwwww.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 11:45 pm (UTC)
Hiccup loves my dad so much, it's honestly the cutest thing. Dad actually came in to our house for Thanksgiving this year, hard for him to do since he is so homebound with his disability. It was the first time he had been here since we got Hiccup like 2 years ago and Hiccup lost his mind. His Pop was in his house, whaaaat?! :)
lindahoyland: Gingerboyslindahoyland on June 21st, 2017 04:09 am (UTC)
What a character Hiccup is!
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 11:46 pm (UTC)
What a character Hiccup is!

Indeed! We thought Kirk & Pippin had big personalities until Hiccup came along! :)