For Christmas, my son received a Webkinz puppy from my Aunt.Â I explained that it was more than just an adorable puppy, and he was SO very excited to check out Webkinz world online.Â We registered the adoption of his dog, and after a few days waiting for the registration to go through, (the webkinzÂ website serversÂ obviously weren’t ready for Christmas!) we spent a few days figuring out the games and ins and outs of keeping Fluffy happy, healthy and full.Â
At first I thought the attraction to Fluffy was mainly the computer aspect.Â Samuel loves computer games and anything that gets him time on my PC is a winner with him.Â He has been VERY concerned about whether Fluffy needs to be fed or played with.Â Very concerned = asking mom 50 times a day whether it’s time to feed the puppy.Â And while he HAS been a huge hit, computer-wise, it appears that the ACTUAL Fluffy puppy is winning Samuel’s heart too.
Last night he went to bed cuddled up with Bob (his stuffed Tiger) AND Fluffy.Â I covered Samuel with his blanket and he snuggled down a little more.Â And Bob… well, during the snuggle/shift, Bob slid off the bed to the floor.Â And Samuel?Â Didn’t even notice.
Now, Bob has been Samuel’s constant companion since before he was one.Â Bob isÂ in family pictures, he’s been on all our vacations, and only recently has he started staying home when we go places like church and the store.
But last night?Â Fluffy slept with Samuel, and Bob slept on the floor.Â
Wonder if Bob wants to sleep with Mama tonight?Â We probably both could use the hug.