At about 5:45 this morning both girls woke up. I went in first and picked up Alyssa. What I didn’t know is that Russell was following not far behind me. For those of you who don’t know I startle VERY easily. You can tell me you are going to scare me and I will still be startled. So, when I walked out of the nursery carrying my daughter into the dark living room and almost ran into my husband I was very surprised. I gasped loudly and even let out an “oh my God!”. Russell hurried in to pick up a still crying Kylie (he is used to scaring me accidentally). But apparently our kitty Leila had heard me freak out about him and felt a need to protect the baby from him, so when he tried to pick Kylie up Leila bit his leg. It is the first time any of out pets have seemed protective of the girls, and while Russell was mad at first after we realized what she was doing we were very proud.
(FYI- Leila’s nickname is Monster)