“No, NO, nonononnnoonoonnnnnnoooooo.” I scream at the puppy. “What part of NO do you not understand? It’s a short word. Surely you can handle that.”
She --- You don’t have to get insulting. It’s the basic concept I have a problem with. The application to the task at hand. The time frame. You need to be very specific. Like right now.
I --- You have a question about the hat-chewing incident? Just what particular part, princess?
She --- Is it the whole hat that I shouldn’t chew, or just the brim, or the inside? There are many tasty parts. Again, that specific thing.
I --- There aren’t many parts left at this point, but for the future, NO means immediately stop whatever you are doing, back up, think about the activity and do not do ANY part of it again, unless I say it’s all right.
She --- Damn bossy alpha bitch.
I --- Watch your mouth.
She ---- I claim Second Amendment rights.
I ---- That’s about guns. You hate guns. You mean First Amendment.
She --- I get them confused. I ate the book, I didn’t read it. Okay, then. I claim George Carlin.
I --- I guess I can’t argue with that.
Causes Mara Buck Supports
Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Amnesty International