Last Saturday's morning conversation:
R: Do you think Samara thinks she is Rocky's baby?
me: OH MY G-D! I had the same thought yesterday!!
R: Yeah, I think she is watching him for behavioral clues
Me: How so?
R: Well, the other day, she picked up a toy with her teeth while on her hands and knees, shook it around and growled. She is not babbling consonant sounds like other babies, instead she makes gutteral vowel noises--like Rocky. Her main thrill in life is catching a glimpse of the dog. She squeals in delight and yelps when we take her away from him. She finds him endlessly amusing and not at all frightening--even when he growls. She curls up in her bed like Rocky. And when she wants something, she shrieks until she gets it--much as Rocky barks until he gets his way.
Me: Oh shit.
Me: What do we do?
R: Buy her a loincloth and a jungle rope?