Sunday, September 02, 2007

Meerkat Manor..


Teller fixated on the meerkats...Also know as "Teller-Tube-ey"


Teller watches TV, I've noticed this for a while. I won't pretend that I think he understands what the images are - but he has started reacting to what he sees on TV. A week ago I was flipping through channels and stumbled upon an episode of "Honey we're killing the kids" - at the part where they were aging the children. Well, this pudgy but cute 10 year old boy morphed into a pediphile in mere seconds - Teller protested with his best big-boy bark, walked over to the screen and continued to bark at the "offender" until the image left the screen. I couldn't help myself to laugh - even though barking is in fact frowned upon in this house....



Fuzzy family of Meerkats

Today we had just come in from swimmies and a walk around the block and I put Animal Planet on while I started making dinner. There's this show that features tribes of little rodent critters called Meerkcats. It's presented a bit like a soap opera more than a nature show - though there are defineatly harsh animal realities for the characters who have cutsie names like "Flower", "Bubble", "Squeak" and "Sparkle". The various tribes are always at war with each other over resources and the baby meerkats, well, let's just say that they have a pretty rocky childhood with a low survival rate. Some of the older critters wear radio collars for tracking - tracking what I'm not so sure, the cameras seem to have the varmits in sight all the time. Regardless, they're cute and the move fast - all the things that make tv watching enjoyable for Teller.




Teller looking handsome.

And completely unrelated...Here's a cute head-shot of Teller looking away from the TV for a moment...

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