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http://lucida.livejournal.com/ ([identity profile] lucida.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] bsc_squee2012-11-20 06:04 pm

#65: Stacey's Big Crush

The Newtons have a big yard, and the kids ran from one end to the other with Elvira.

When it was Johnny’s turn, Mathew grabbed a plastic tablecloth from the Newtons’ picnic table. He held it up and yelled, “Toro! Toro!”

I guess horned animals must share the same instincts, because Elvira charged like a bull. Laughing hysterically, Mathew pulled the tablecloth away. Of course, all the children wanted to try it. But when Claire tried, she couldn’t pull the tablecloth away in time. Elvira went storming into it, pulling Claire along with her. Kid and kid went tumbling in a sea of red and white plastic.

Soon the others jumped in. As they rolled around, shrieking and laughing, Elvira calmly walked out. She stood there with that little goat-smile and bleated.

We cracked up. It looked as if she were making fun of the kids.

After awhile Claire pulled a jump rope out of her pocket. “Can Elvira skip rope?” she asked Dawn.

Nicky slapped his head. “Not while she has a leash on, bubble-brain!”

“I’m not a bubble-brain, you silly-billy-goo-goo!” Claire retorted.

They went off to settle their argument, Elvira scampering after them.

NICKY AND CLAIRE. ♥ For some reason the image of them walking off, bickering and followed by a random goat, kills me.

ozqueen: (BSC: bsc_squee)

[personal profile] ozqueen 2012-11-20 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG ♥ I'm always so happy when this comm is updated. Now I'm grinning like an idiot.

I like the idea that the Pikes are all kind of adored by animals and sometimes random dogs just follow the kids home from school, or pigeons cluster at John's feet while he's on his lunch break at the office and ignore everyone else, or when Dee goes for coffee at someone else's house, she's overwhelmed by their pets all trying to share affection.

Pikes + Random Animals = ♥
gloriafan: Tom and Sybil from "Downton Abbey." (The Baby-sitters Club - Say Hello)

[personal profile] gloriafan 2012-11-20 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Pikes + randomness in general = ♥

[identity profile] miss-slipslop.livejournal.com 2012-11-21 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Awwwww, this is still one of my favorites. Now I'm grinning like an idiot at my computer screen.

Nicky and Claire and random animals will always be the best.