Have any of you seen this movie? It’s a really cute movie with just animals. It’s about a kitty named Milo and an adorable Pug named Otis who are best friends and go on an adventure away from home together.
I watched it when I was a little girl and I think that was what sparked my love for Pugs. They are just such cute dogs and the pugs in the movie are so sweet!
I have the DVD and put it on for the kids for the first time yesterday after dinner. We were waiting for Daddy to get home & I was tired, so it seemed like a nice idea. It was.
Except that I forgot there are some sad parts (kitty/puppy drift down the river away from home and are “lost”.) I only remembered in the middle of the movie that it upset me when I was a girl. And it also upset my sweet son. He kept asking “But will Milo and Otis get back to the farm?!” And I would try to reassure him that they would and animals are not like people – they can take care of themselves better than us and it was just a nice adventure for them. But that didn’t reassure him.
And then of course, I forgot about the part where Milo finds a girlfriend and they eventually have kittens. And the movie shows the mother cat giving birth to a kitten. Actually I vaguely remembered that part from seeing the movie many years ago but Nate (who had also seen the movie) reassured me that they didn’t really show anything. But he was wrong.
So Nathan sees the cat have a kitten and goes “WOW! What’s that?!” And I said “Ask your dad!” (who had just come home – yes, I’m such a chicken.) And Otis, the pug, also found a girlfriend and they had puppies too.
Nathan was very interested in this and naturally started asking questions. Like “how did the kittens/puppies get in the cat/dog?” Nate told him there had to be a boy dog for that.
Then Nathan ran to our Abby (who is fixed) and said “Well I wonder when Abby will have puppies inside of her!” and (to Abby) “When are your puppies going to come out, Abby?!”
(Oh this is just great. So NOT what I had planned when I innocently put on a cute animal movie for the kids.)
Nate told Nathan that there had to be a boy dog to have puppies (thankfully how the boy dog came into play did not come up) and since we don’t have a boy dog, Abby would not have puppies.
Sure, that’s great. Except we are planning on getting another pug puppy sometime later this year and will probably get a male. I didn’t want Nathan thinking that as soon as we get this male puppy in the fall, Abby will “have puppies in her tummy.” So I told Nathan that Abby had had an operation so she couldn’t have puppies. “Why? How?”
*Insert me wanting to pull my hair out here*
(I should say that I really don’t mind answering the many questions that comes with with the job of being a parent. But last night was just not a good night. I was tired, having had a long day and I just wanted to relax.)
So… just a warning to all you parents. Milo & Otis is a great movie, but prepare to answer some questions. I’m just saying…