Man, I hate walking you guys, I said.
Cutter trotted ahead and strained to look up at me.
Why? he said.
Tug tugged in a different direction.
‘Cause it’s a chore, I said. Just another thing I gotta do every day.
Cutter stopped and sat and stared at me. So we’re a CHORE? he said.
Well, yeah, kinda. I said.
I mean, I gotta walk you guys twice a day every day no matter what, I said, feeling peevish and feeling like I was losing something.
Dude, Cutter said. You’re kidding, right?
And he got up and shook his coat clean and clear and Tug said, kidding right? while he was licking the grass.
And Cutter said, You really don’t get it do you?
Maybe not I said.
We LOVE parading you around every day, he said. It’s what makes us sensational, he said.
Sensational Tug said, sniffing the air.