Misti: I didn’t really get more chicken than you! Tess: You did! You made sure you were there, first. Misti: I’m smaller. I have to compensate! Tess: You’re faster over short distances… Misti: I need more chicken to grow my shorter legs… ©Stephen Tanham
Tess: Misti, Misti, it’s chicken for tea! Misti: No, Tess. I only see kibble… Tess: I’m telling you I can smell chicken! Misti (mutters quietly): That’s because I’m blocking your view so I can get it first… ©Stephen Tanham, 2020.
Human: That’s my Yoga mat! Misti: She who has possession! Human: But I need to begin my online class! Misti: I’d concentrate on kissing your shin, like this, if I were you.. Human: I’m taking you back to Bolton and dumping you back in that bush! Misti: Bet you don’t… ©Copyright Stephen Tanham, 2020
Tess: Misti, quick, look, I’ve mastered the headstand! Misti: But… Tess: And I can stretch out my arms, my neck is sooo strong with this yoga. Misti: But, you’re lying flat on the patio! Tess: I’m only copying Dad’s book! ©Stephen Tanham, 2020.
Misti: Morning, Tess! Tess; Morning, Misti! Misti: Fancy a groom? Tess: It’s a fine day… why not! Lick, lick, lick lick lick… Lick, lick, lick lick lick…. Misti: Can’t beat it! ©Stephen Tanham 2020
Human: We’re home now, shouldn’t you be facing the other way? Tess: It’s cool in here… Human: Aren’t you getting out? Tess: It’s May. It’s 22 degrees. I’ve chased the ball for an hour… No. Human: Fair point! Chicken? ©Stephen Tanham 2020
Misti: “Tess! Spines are funny things aren’t they?” Tess: “Yes, Misti. But wonderful…” Misti: “I’ve been watching yours for a long time.” Tess: “Mmmm?” Misti: “And every time I blow on it, it ripples!” ©Copyright 2020 Stephen Tanham.