Professor Dog says, compete, compete. I try to get the dogs to stop chewing their nails and they cry like I should be punished. I chew my nails, too, but hide it. They know it.
Cathreen says her mom says we should all bring out the recycling together, so we do. Her sister and the baby stay in the house. It's cold. The baby went to three schools today, so he's exhausted. Seems like they're training him to hate studying. Cathreen says they're training his five senses. Maybe he can't smell or taste well enough already. I drive her to work and the cars flash out like guns and we almost die three times.
Now I am writing this as the in-laws eat dinner. When it's time for bed, I will want to cuddle just Cathreen and me and no Boise. She'll ask why I'm jealous of a cat. Professor Dog will scratch the wall behind our heads and cry that no one is holding him, not at all. He knows inside the bedrooms, all is fine.
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Read the Essays from the Beginning
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#12)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#13)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (Last)
- Hierarchies Part 1
- Hierarchies Part 2
- Hierarchies Part 3
- Hierarchies Part 4
- Hierarchies Last Part
- Getting Old Quickly
- Getting Old Quickly 0.01
- Getting Old Quickly 0.02
- Getting Old Quickly 0.03
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