Instead we have a new puppy named Walnut that crawls all over the house in pink pajamas and says, "Ruff, ruff, ruffy", over and over again. Walnut has been here for over a week, constantly, 24-7. She went to church with us yesterday even though I begged Walnut to stay home and let Elizabeth come with us. I've never seen a game of pretend last so long!
Also, apparently when puppies speak, every consonant in a word is changed to an "f". So, when "Walnut" wants a glass of milk she says, "Foffy, I fant a fass of filk, fease." At least she said please (or fease)! But, most of the time I can't understand a word of what she is saying in this puppy language.
And, after a week, I have to admit that I'm ready for Elizabeth to come home to stay and for Walnut to trot off into imaginary puppy heaven.