I have mentioned Margaret’s developing sense of personal property as it pertains to her cervine friends.
But Ellie appears to be getting there too. This afternoon, she sighted the moose.
She was excited by the moose.
And she chewed the moose’s antler.
Astute readers may notice that she is chewing Margaret’s moose, but that is because Margaret was “sharing wiv her,” which meant that Margaret was taking whichever moose Ellie was interested in, and giving her the other one. That’s a step in some direction, anyway.