It's like I'm living alone. This essay will not be too interesting, I think. I get an idea.
The first household power rankings:
1. The baby - the baby was born in America, so he is American, like me. This, though, doesn't give him his power. His power comes from being without words we understand. His power comes from a voice that cannot explain itself so is always demanding. His power comes from his tiny adorable size.
2. The mother-in-law - today the mother-in-law felt dizzy. We all respected her dizziness. She went to bed early and we treated her like a powerful object that should not be disturbed.
3. The cat - Boise has free reign of the house, and because of Cathreen and me, always wins his battles with the dogs. Because of Cathreen, he is number 3 and not lower. He has the power of being a cat and the power of being her cat.
4. t. the fiancee and the sister-in-law - the fiancee and the sister-in-law take care of the baby. They are in there now, talking about the baby. When I asked Cathreen what they were talking about, she said, "sisterhood." She said it was only for girls. She nibbled on the baby's toes. Now I suspect they are talking about the baby, not sisterhood. They have a little of the baby's power, plus their own.
6. the poodle - Jangoon, the poodle, is king of the dogs. Because he gets his way and I don't want him to, he is ranked number 6, not number 7. Because Boise regularly defeats him and he doesn't see it coming--Boise is an expert at sneak attacks--he is ranked number 6, not number 3. He bares his teeth more than dogs should. He is a barker and was adopted from an owner that beat him, adopted like me.
7. t. me and the shitsu - I am smarter than the shitsu but not as small and not as used to getting my way. The shitsu, Bosul, doesn't understand that anyone else could matter. Therefore she always matters. I'm maybe 3-3 against the dogs, but I always give Boise what he wants. The shitsu whimpers for food. When I eat alone, I am 3-0 against the dogs. When someone else is around, the dogs are 3-0 against me. I cleaned up Bosul's pee today; maybe I should be ranked below her.
9. the terrier - Isul is not a pure terrier, she's mixed up. Poor Isul is 0-3 against Jangoon. She beats Bosul, because she thinks she is Bosul's mom, but she can't get what she wants like Bosul does. For now, the best we can say for her is she shows potential for power. Potentially, she is very powerful, but I like her when she is not powerful. Then she covets love.
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- Promises, Post 1
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- Promises, Post 3
- Promises, Post 4
- Promises, Post 5
- Promises, Post 6
- Promises, Last Post
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#1)
- Two In-laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#2)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#3)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#4)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#5)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#6)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#7)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#8)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#9)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#10)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#11)
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