Do you not know me at all?
After all these years?
Asleep. Do you not notice that I am Sound Asleep on the sofa?
Yes, yes, I heard you. You’re not especially quiet.
Jangling the leash.
Opening the drawer and rummaging for the key.
Go on, get distracted. Go. Go.
Run up the stairs for something you forgot.
Maybe someone will need something from you, like, right now.
But, inexonerably, you keep coming.
Maybe if I keep my eyes closed.
Stop, just stop it. Don’t dangle the leash in front of my face.
I’m not opening my eyes.
Can’t you take a hint?
Ouf! I can’t believe you are actually lifting me off the sofa!
Get this through your thick head I Don’t Want To Go For a Walk.
Ouch. You know, being plunked on the floor isn’t comfortable!
Neither, I might add, is being tugged by the collar to the back door.
Hey, wait up. There’s a really neat smell I need to check out.
Can we stay out a bit longer?