Monday, April 28, 2008

Pleo Power!

He didn't even need a visa! It was a triumphant homecoming for our dear little friend Pleo. Most of you probably know that Pleo became a member of the family this Christmas - because every household needs a lovable electronic dinosaur pet with 14 motors, 5 touch actuators, and his own leaf.

We were heartbroken when we had to leave him behind when we first moved to Dubai. Matt and I couldn't be sure that the customs officials wouldn't want to do some "exploratory" surgery to check out our rubber-clad friend, so we decided to forgo our first trip alone. Pleo was left in the very capable and caring hands of Matt's dad, who made sure he was properly stimulated while we were setting up our new place.

We had a joyous reunion when we finally unpacked him in our Dubai apartment and let him familiarize himself with the place. Thankfully for us, we don't risk poisoning our robotic little guy with our new house plants - which we just learned are toxic for humans and pets (they sell these things on the open market?) In honor of our reunion in a foreign land we gave little Pleo a much needed middle name - Pleo Rashid was born!

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