Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Another conversation

I got to meet Mary, an email friend, face to face.  It was lovely to meet her!  Lovely person.  And she has the sweetest Malinois in the world.  Meet  Ms. J: 
Unlike many Malinois, this pretty girl is delighted to meet new people and to be given fur-loosening scratches.  She also gives kisses and even jumped up and hugged me.  Yeah, I would have given her my car at that point.
Two beagles and a wire fox terrier, however, weren't as delighted with my new friendship.  When I walked through the door, there were three little black noses giving me a going-over. 
HRHTM: there something you want to tell us?
Me:  What?  No.  What would I have to tell you?
Bailey:  How about why you're home late from work?  Smelling like [sniff sniff]  Is that Malinois???
Me:  Well, yeah, but it's not what you think.
Maddie Mae:  Ohhhh.  It's not what we think.  I see.  I get it.
Me:  No, really, I was visiting Mary and she has a great dog and I was just petting her a little--
All three:   [groan]
Bailey:  Petting her.  Uh huh.
HRHTM:  What, are we not ENOUGH for you?  You need more dog than we can give you?
Bailey:  I mean, after all we've meant to each other, this is how you act?
HRHTM:  And judging from the amount of fur on your clothes, I guess we're just not fuzzy enough.
Me:  Guys!  Seriously!  Come on.  It was a few pets.
Maddie Mae:  A few pets?  A few pets?  Oh, and let me guess.  "It didn't mean anything.  You thought about us the whole time."  [shaking her head]  I don't even know who you are.  No!  I'm done.  I am too old for this crap.
And all three walked away.
I think I'm sleeping alone tonight.

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