“Don’t bite me!”
“Ba ba looloolee.”
“And don’t bite the dog, either!”
Clatter of claws as the dog takes off for another part of the house.
“Sure. Chew on the coffee table. It’s a distressed piece already, so who minds a few teeth marks? I really, truly don’t mind that. Oh, so as soon as I don’t react, you are going to head for something else?”
“Play the piano. That sounds like a good idea. As long as you are making noise, I know what you are doing. I can work in the kitchen for a few minutes.”
After three minutes, silence falls.
“No! Not the catbox.”
I gave Grace O’Malley this prompt: It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.’ – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)