It’s a dog eat dog world
Me: So what would you like to eat today?
Clio: I’ve a choice? Is that diet you have me on optional?
Me: Not really. But I heard something the other day and I wanted to make sure.
Clio: So this blog post is about you? I knew it. How long has it been? I mean, this has got to be Day 500 or something.
Me: I’ve been a little busy…I did do some writing, you know.
Clio: Oh, I know. I mean seven blog posts on your trip to PTown.
Me: I did a lot there.
Clio: Was I there..?
Clio: Right. So this blog post is about you again?
Me: No, no, we’ll get back to you. How would you like them served?
Clio: What served?
Me: The doggies you’ll be eating.
Me: Well, I heard it is a dog eat dog world.
Clio: So you thought I’d like roast leg of Labrador?
Me: They say babies are very tender..
Clio: Roast Leg of Labrador Puppy??
Me: You’re on a raw food diet. No roasting. Tell me, if I brought the puppy in here, would you mind awfully if I left it to you to do the necessary?
Clio: Wait, wait.. I see what you’re up to. Are we adopting a puppy? Because if we are, I’ve got to make sure you and the little tot understand the ground rules.
Me: We’re not. Ahem.. I think I’m the one who should be making the rules.
Clio: As I was saying.. One, there are no vacancies for King or Queen. Those are arbitrary words. Just because my title is Princess does not, I repeat, not, mean that any royalty extends to anyone else in the house.
Me: I thought I was –
Clio: No input really necessary. Just write.
Clio: Two, any time involved in the upkeep of a puppy must not be subtracted from the time spent on me.
Me: But you are a full-time job…
Clio: Three, the puppy must be trained properly from the start. A few steps behind me is fine when we’re out in public. In the house, there’s a spot in the hallway that I’m not all that fond of, it can have that.
Me: But –
Clio: Four, boys only. We both know from experience what havoc females can cause.
Me: Anything else?
Clio: Something might occur to me after you type all that out.
Me: Right. So, I guess you wouldn’t want to eat the puppy..? You know, dog eat dog world…you’re a dog, it’s a dog..
Clio: I’m a dog?