Thursday, May 13, 2010

Meg the Badger Tamer

My little sister, Cate, is a pistol. She works in an industry where she deals with Teamsters all day, and usually leaves them crying. There is no contract she can't negotiate, no problem she can't solve, and no budget she can't cut. Oh, and she does it all while wrapped in a very cute, small, bright red haired package. That is why we call her the badger.

Think about it. Badgers look cute. Cuddly even. There are badger stuffed animals. However, cross them, and they will rip out your throat. Cate can be described the same way. Honestly, I am surprised that badgers haven't started calling themselves "Cates."

Tonight, the badger called to talk to Meg. We put the phone to Meg's ear, and she started with her new greeting of "hiiiii." Cate started talking, telling Meg about her day, and Ryan and I started urging Meg to say "badger."

And then she did.

It wasn't totally clear, more like "badder," but Cate heard it, and it melted her heart. Yes, even the badger has a heart.

Maybe those Teamsters will get a break tomorrow. I doubt it though.

11 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

That is *so* cute! I never think of cute animals as being fierce (did you ever see Fierce Creatures?)

Kelly said...

So funny! I bet that made her Auntie Cate's day.

Jules said...

What is Cate's number??? I am now on the Negotiation's Team.....

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Good girl! There's nothing as important as the well-timed bomb, to bring an auntie to her knees. Well done, Meg.

Ellie

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Oh, this is the best story.

LL Cool Joe said...

Kids have a way of melting the coldest hearts!

Lovely story. :)

Amanda said...

She is not only adorable, but damn smart too!

just making my way said...

Love it! That Meg, she's got everyone's number that little cutie.

Lulu said...

Can you send the badger over to 'negotiate' with my bird?

Alyssa said...

Sorry, Libby, but I think "badder" is cuter than "badger". Of course I don't know what your sister thinks!!!

Your comment cracked me up. I had to let you know!

Her said...

How adorable--I suspect she could tame just about anyone!