Tuesday, January 13, 2009

little guy

New doctor today. More shots. Poor buddy.

The good news is you are no longer in the 10th percentile for weight. You have grown your way up into the 24th percentile! Good job.

I will no longer consider you a little runt.

Not that I ever really did.

Some other runts in literature:
  • Cadpig, a female Dalmatian puppy in Dodie Smith's children's novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, is the runt of her litter. Thought at first to be stillborn, she is revived by Mr. Dearly.
  • Babe, the titular piglet hero of Dick King-Smith's book (and the popular film based on the novel), is a runt. In fact, he was chosen for the competition at which Farmer Hoggett won him essentially because he was a runt - his runt status therefore saving his life and shaping his destiny.
{indentation from Wikipedia, image from Life}


abigail said...

good job!

btw, that little piggy is pretty cute.

nikki said...

go cousin go! all that eating with cousin! he he he xo