Here is Egypt's newest friend. At first she was frightened, but I kept telling her it was a nice spider. This is as close as I could get her to the spider.
And this is Molly, my 16 year old cat. I'm surprised she actually sat still for this. Egypt was putting her doll blankets on her to keep her warm. A few years ago, the cat would have scratched your eyes out if you pulled a stunt like this. She's mellowed in her old age. Her sister Millicent was more forgiving. When Holland was not even 2, I asked him where the cat was and he signed "cold". Having no clue what this meant, he led me over to the refrigerator, and yes, the cat was sitting on the bottom shelf.