Mimi has her own sweet way to let me know that I am not doing what she wants. If I take away something or try to move her somewhere she doesn’t want to go to, she turns to me with a determined look on her face and says the immortal words:
“No! Go away! Rawwrrrrrrrrr!”
Funnily enough, she backs down if I make the alpha female growl in return. Meowmie Tigress, oh yeah.
Apparently other children are doing this at childcare. I dare not ask any child’s parents if their child normally communicates in growls. I only know that Mimi has been growling on and off since she was 6 months old.
Of course, this does mean that she’ll have to be a Richmond Football Club fan. She already has a cute pair of pastel pink tracky daks with “Richmond” across the backside.