Manny has never been away from home without us, and it feels so weird to think of him being in someone else’s house – without us! He’s never gone anywhere without us. I got a short email from Ralph telling us what’s going on over there in Spain.
Manny arrived safely here in Spain. I think Fanny smelled the honey in Manny’s suitcase right away. This is sort of how the conversation went when I brought in Manny’s box. She wanted to open the box herself, and you can imagine how that went.
“Fanny, I think this box is for you!”
“Really Dad! Really, REALLY! REALLY! I’m so excited! I can’t get this tape off! Ooooh, it’s getting stuck in my fur. Help, por favor. Don’t cut my fur, Dad! I want to look pretty!” Fanny is picking up a few Spanish words. Don’t be surprised if Manny comes home speaking Spanish.
“Ouch, Fanny. That IS sticky stuff. Hold on. I’ll try not to mess your fur, Fanny. Ok, let me cut the tape, and open the box for you.”
“Oh boy! Is this a toy, Dad? Look how cute he is. How silly, too. It wasn’t sunny in there. He’s got on his glasses! Is he dead?”
“I am NOT silly. AND I AM CERTAINLY NOT DEAD! It was sunny when I left California. Where am I? Can you help me get out of here? I feel stiff. Thanks, By the way, I’m Manny.”
“Hi, I’m Fanny, and this is my Dad, Ralph.”
“Hi Fanny! You’re soft. Can I sit on your lap? You look pretty, and you smell good, too! Hi Ralph, You look just like the Ralph that didn’t want me playing teddy bear music at Renee’s birthday party. Fanny, do you want to see my teddy bear video? Ralph, do you have a computer? Mommy lets me use her computer A LOT!”
“Sure Manny, right here. This is my new office. How do you like it.”
“It’s beary nice, Ralph. Can you help me reach the computer. Mom lets me sit on the keys.”
“Wait a minute! There’s my mom. Mom! What are you doing here in Spain? I thought you were in California! Talk to me Mommy! MOMMY! I see you Mommy! Can you hear me? Can you hear me, Mommy? Turn this volume up, Ralph. I don’t think Mommy can hear me. Can you hear me now?”
“Fanny don’t tease Manny. He misses his mommy. Go get your teddy bear video. I’ll put it in for Manny.”
Oh no, what have I gotten myself into? Maaaaaaarrrshaaaaaaa…!!!
Lots of love,
So now what’s in store for Manny next? Ralph sounded a little franticized. Did Fanny like her present that Manny worked so hard to make? Has Manny met any Spanish people yet? Has he really been a good boy? Will he get in trouble at Ralph’s house? hmmm? What do you think? I guess we will know more next week!
Manny’s text just said,
“Hi Mom, LOL havng fun. Fany is cut. Ralf is nise to. Luv Manny”