We hadn't realized how quiet and ladylike 18 month old Kanga
had become until 11 month old Tink arrived at our house.
Tink is still easily startled by noises, and we have many
at our house that she's still getting used to.
The funniest thing is Kanga's reaction.
Let's take the garbage truck, for example. Kanga used to tremble
when she heard the truck. When she was little, she would sound
a huge alarm, letting us know that the big bad truck was outside
and MAKING NOISE!!
Well, now Tink is kicking up a fuss. We live near a hotel, and the
garbage truck comes every morning to pick up the trash. So every
morning so far Tink has woken us all up with a giant bark (we sleep
right through the garbage truck).
Now that Tink is the one raising a ruckus, Kanga seems to have
decided that she must be the big brave girl.
When the truck starts loading up the dumpster, banging lids and
grinding gears, Tink barks her little head off. While Molly or I
work with Tink to calm her down, Kanga looks at us with an expression
that says something like:
"Can you believe what a fuss she's making? How immature."
It's so funny. If she could roll her eyes, she would.
Tink tolerates the noise more each day. Soon she'll sleep right
through it, just like Kanga does, I'm sure.
It's just so cute to see our "little puppy" Kanga acting like
a big sister.