Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Talk

We've never had The Talk About You Know What with The Boy. I've explained things a bit here and there, but not in great detail or with much specificity. I think The Boy may be ready for a bit more.

We were talking the other day when he asked whether The Evil Dog we once owned that bit him had been a girl dog. I said yes and then he asked why she'd had an operation (How do they remember these things? That was over two years ago.). I told him she'd had some girl parts removed so that she couldn't have puppies.

"But," asked the inquisitive one, "how can a dog have babies when dogs can't get married?"


chris said...

And what did you say???

Jordana said...

Something along the lines of, "Dogs can have puppies even without getting married." Nothing too exciting. I'm contemplating what I should have said.

MarcV said...

- Where do you think puppies come from, the puppy mill?
[Then you would have to explain a puppy mill!]
I would guess that quite a few youngsters learn about birthing through their pets. I can remember seeing the family cat go through that when I was 8-9 years old. While the experience can be very valuable, you then have a problem with getting rid of puppies or kitties.

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