Two-month-old Parie has now pushed Emmie out of position as the youngest member of our group (and in case you’re wondering, Parie is spelled phonetically so that people will pronounce it the way Parisians say “Paris” 😊). I can’t fairly say she’s the cutest little puppy nugget I’ve ever laid hands on, because I’ve enjoyed a steady parade of cuteness over the years. But today’s lesson in how to navigate stairs had my synapses firing serotonin like it was the 4th of July in my brain. This was her very first time going down stairs on her own. Lionel and Finnegan were like big brothers showing her the ropes.