Little Dog: Mmmm, tasty.
Me: What the what, Little Dog?
Little Dog: Is that Mega Mango maybe?
Me: That’s my smoothie, is what that is.
Little Dog: Apples n’ Greens?
Me: Kale-ribbean breeze.
Little Dog: I see what they did there. Kale and Caribbean. That’s what they call a play on words.
Me: Stop changing the subject.
Little Dog: You can’t even taste the kale, you know.
Me: The point is you should ask before you put your mouth on something that doesn’t belong to you.
Little Dog: But I do it all the time.
Me: I’m aware.
Little Dog: By asking me to restrict my sensory input, you’re limiting my greater understanding of the world.
Me: I’m just asking you to limit your sensory understanding of my smoothie.
Little Dog: Also, I’m color blind, which means it’s necessary for me to overcompensate with my other senses.
Me: You’re really pulling out all the stops.
Little Dog: Is it working?
Me: No. Wait, stop that! What did I just say?
Little Dog: Just having another go at the kale. It’s a complex flavor profile.