Me: C’mon Beau. We’ve got to get up.
Beau: Why? I’m cosy.
Me: We’ve got Wilma’s birthday party to go to at the park.
Beau: Whaaatttt???? A party! Why didn’t you say so!
Me: I just did.
Beau: Haha. Yeah. I know. But why didn’t you say so early so I could have put on a tux and maybe brushed my hair.
Me: Oh don’t worry about that. I was thinking of putting on your coat.
Beau: The cow coat!!!!!!!
Me: Yeah. The cow coat.
Beau: Not happening.
Me: But it’s cold outside.
Beau: I repeat. Not happening.
Me: Fine. But can you please get up. You’re heavy.
Beau: Not until you pinkie-paw swear… You. Will. Not. Put. That. Cow. Ugliness. On. Me.
Me: I already said I wouldn’t.
Beau: Yeah. But when it comes to making me look ridiculous… I don’t trust you.
Me: Beau. That’s not nice.
Beau: Putting that atrocity on me is not nice either.
Me: Fine. I pinkie-paw swear.
Beau: Good. Now…. did you get me a gift?
Me: To give Wilma. Yes.
Beau: Good. And…
Me: And what?
Beau: Did you get me a gift?
Me: Why would I get you a gift. It’s not your birthday.
Beau: Louise. You said you always get a gift for the sibling just to prevent sibling rivalry.
Me: You and Wilma aren’t siblings.
Beau: Then why do you always say we’re going to the park to meet my sister?
Me: That’s just what I say.
Beau: Well… if you say it you must mean it so… where’s my gift?
Me: Going to the park?
Beau: Nope. That’s just what we do.
Me: I forgot?
Beau: Hmmm… well then, I might just forget how to play nice with my non-sister.
Me: Beau! You wouldn’t!
Beau: True. I wouldn’t, ’cause I’m that kind of dawg. Gracious to the end. You on the other hand Louise… well let’s just say the juries out…
Me: Maybe LiLi will have party favours!
Beau: You better hope your daughter is a better mom than you Louise, that’s all I can say!
And so Beau and I are off to the party — and yes… there will be party favours…. I stopped at Bon-Pet-Treat Pet Bakery to pick up the cutest doggie birthday biscuits yesterday… and I got him a gift too — I was just trying to see how he’d respond to ‘no gift’.
Beau: You know I’m still reading Louise, right?
Me: ooops. Sorry I forgot.
Beau: Ha! Like the gift you didn’t forget/
Ooops. Caught me!
And PS — I did not make him wear ‘the coat’. Well actually… he refused to wear the coat is more like it but hey! I like to believe I’m in charge.
Beau: Still reading! And still in charge! 🙂