In response to a request from my friend MayaMarie , today's post will be an interview with The Mom. Not to be confused with that funky book The Mom tried to read once 'Interview With A Vampire' - she gave it two paws down.
Dakota - Welcome. Thanks for agreeing to answer a few questions for my blogging friends.
The Mom - Your welcome. Was that you that slopped water all over the kitchen?
D - This is my time to interview you, I won't be answering any questions.
TM - Like you would admit it if it was you.
D - OK, question number one. What did you do with the kids and why? I miss them.
TM - (sighs) Honestly Dakota. We've been through this before. But, once again, when human children get to be human adults, they are expected to leave home and make their own way in the world.
D - So you kicked them out, and if I even make a move to the front door, I get yelled at.
TM - That's correct. They are out working, making money, living in their own homes. It's every parents dream. You are a dog. You may not wander free, you need to be in a contained, safe place.
D - But it's my dream to get out, and you are suppressing it!!!
TM - That's different. It's not like you would leave the house and get a job, feed yourself and put a roof over your head. You wouldn't know what to do if you had to work for a living. Such a shame too, you are a member of a 'working breed'.
D - I shouldn't have to work, people would take care of me. I'm a HUSKY.
TM - Not everyone loves Huskies, Miss Moon. Perhaps we should find another interview topic before we get too much further.......
D - Ok, next question. Something more sedate. How old are you?
TM - Old enough to know that I'm not answering that question
D - Is it because you have to tell your age in three digits?
TM - I DO NOT!!!
D - Yes, I did the math and you are over three hundred years old.
TM - WHAT???!!! I think you may need a refresher course dog. Or perhaps an opposable thumb.
D - That was below the belt, don't you think? The opposable thumb thing.
TM - Hey, not my fault you were born a dog.
D - Lets see if we can find something more neutral to discuss. When are we moving to Alaska?
TM - Now wait a minute. A question or two ago, you were moaning about how you miss the kids, and now you want to pick up and move to Alaska? Not that it's a bad idea or anything.........
D - So there's hope?
TM - I'm not ruling anything out for us at this time.
D - Where do you go every day?
TM - Work. Someone has to pay for the dog food and the mortgage.
D- Why can't I go with you?
TM - Because they don't let dogs in to the place I work.
D - Why?
TM - Because. I don't make the rules there, I just follow them and hope the paychecks keep coming.
D - But why?
TM - (sighs again) Because someone has to pay the bills. And it's time you know that I'm looking at ................... getting you a sibling.
D - A what?
TM - Sibling. Brother or sister. Another pack mate. ANOTHER DOG?
TM - Hmmmmmmmmmm. That shut you up.
D - Will you at least do me the favor of getting another Husky?
TM - Probably. For some dumb reason, I'm quite fond of picking up fur by the pound, getting up in the middle of the night to look at snow and picking up the remains of birds.
D - There you have it folks, this is what I live with. Perhaps she'll agree to sit for another interview when she's in a better mood and has gotten the idea of another Husky out of her mind.