Mom, can I get a puppy?

“Mom, can I get a puppy?”

“Sure, when you move out and get your own apartment.”

“C’mon, Mom.  I’ll take care of it.”

“Oh, kind of like you take care of the cats and the birds now?”

“But I don’t like to clean up cat throw up.”

“Neither do I.”

“And you’re home all the time so it’s easier for you.”

“Mmm, hmm.”

“I promise, we will walk it when it needs to go out, and we will pick up its poop.”

“Yeah, right.  I can barely get you two out of bed on a rainy, cold morning.  There’s no way you are going to get up and walk a dog.  Sorry, kid but I’m not taking care of one more living thing around here.”

“You’re mean.”

“Well, you’ll appreciate me when you’re 30.  Maybe.”

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2 Responses to Mom, can I get a puppy?

  1. Monocurious says:

    And so it was written, chapter 1 has begun. One whole chapter should be filled with those conversation noir’s. They will appreciate the green out of it one day. I simply loved it.

  2. Jeannified says:

    Roman’s ben asking for a puppy lately. Jeff is thinking about it, but it won’t be for another year or so, I’d guess. He wants a little Maltipoo anyway! 😉

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