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A couple of small episodes yesterday highlighted the brotherly difference between our youngest siblings – Typhoon and Landon.
We often talk about the similarities between Landon and Typhoon. They both enjoy racing about the yard chasing rabbits, birds, and other unfortunate creatures. They both enjoy pestering their sister, Cheoah, and respect their big brother, Frankie.
But their difference can be summed up with two little incidents from yesterday.
Yesterday morning, Hu-Dad caught Landon in a rare moment – misbehavior. Simply by calling his name, Hu-Dad had Landon’s attention. With a soft wag of his tail, Landon looked Hu-Dad in the eye and said, “Woo.” Dad wasn’t sure whether that meant “I’m sorry” or “I’m sorry I got a caught.” Either way, Landon stopped what he was doing and the incident was quickly forgotten. Landon has long shown that he wants to be good, so the gentlest corrections are effective. Yes, he is exuberant and energetic and sometimes that excitement gets him carried away, but he rarely just misbehaves.
Just a few minutes after that incident, Hu-Dad walked into his study and discovered Typhoon shredding a piece of paper he had stolen off of the desk. The Little Prince has long had a desire to shred things he finds, often found high on a shelf in a supposedly safe spot. Hu-Dad called Typhoon’s name and told him to stop. Typhoon looked up at Hu-Dad, shrugged, and returned to shredding the paper. Zero remorse.
And that is the difference between the two. One is an exuberant good boy and the other is exuberant delinquent.
And we love them both.
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