And I'm talking a real one-- not like her crush on Warren Brown, whose vanilla cupcakes she adores.
The Human Male has reported to me that Alice has made friends with Rocco, a border collie/lab mix who lives across the courtyard from us.
Apparently when they see each other outside, Alice (who's typically quite shy initially around other dogs) gets very excited and they play together. I also noticed him standing on his balcony, glancing at her loooovingly on Saturday when we were out on the patio.
I don't know why, but I absolutely love teasing Alice about it.
"Alice has a BOY-FRIEND! Do you give Rocco kisses?" I say to Alice and dance around her. She starts jumping around, too, which I'm pretty sure means yes in dog.
"Do you want to snuggle with him and share your toys? Do you? I bet you do! OhyesIbetyoudooo!"
She looks at me with her googly eyes and a big, toothy grin. Affirmative. Alice loves Rocco.
Oh, Miss Alice. Whatever will your Cupcake Boyfriend Warren say? Will you still go see him at book signings? Or will you bring Rocco along, too?*
*There there, Warren-- I have no intention on giving up my unhealthy addiction to Cakelove anytime soon. So at least you'll have work to keep you busy.