[Editor’s note: This is a series of conversations I wrote on my other blog last summer, when I brought Selby to work at the groomer’s with me.]
Customer: Good morning! I’ve brought my dog in for his haircut.
Shih Tzu: OMG DAD PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME GO IN THERE! I HATE THE GROOMER!
Customer: It’s ok, they’ll get you all cleaned up so you won’t be so hot anymore!
Shih Tzu: Ok fine, I’ll go in.
Selby: WOW it’s another dog! I haven’t seen another dog since Scouty and Bandit came in 5 minutes ago! HI LITTLE DOG!!
Shih Tzu: Um… hi. You’re weird.
Customer: Ok, I’ll see you later!
Shih Tzu: Wait a minute… where are you going? OMG DAD PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME HERE ALL ALONE WITH THIS WEIRD DOG!! DAD! DAD! DAD! DAD! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD [Customer leaves] Oh is he gone?
Me: Yes, he just left.
Shih Tzu: Oh, thank goodness I can stop barking and scratching at the door now.
Me: If you don’t mind being here, why did you make such a big deal about it?
Shih Tzu: Well, how else will he know I love him if I don’t make a huge fuss about him leaving me?