On our way back, Lilo kept tossing the stick around. Its like my the most favorite thing to do. And sometimes she tries to trick me, by pretending to throw the stick. Man, I go nuts looking for the missing stick and then it strikes me, that maybe Lilo never threw it at all. Each time I am shocked that Lilo could do that to me. But when I go back to her with a knowing look and she bursts into peals of laughter, it makes me forget all about it. That’s why I fall for the same trick over and over again.
The telephone was ringing when we got back. Its some weird contraption the humans have invented for when they want to sit in one place and pretend as though they have someone to talk to. I sometimes think the phone gives humans some psychic abilities. Why you ask me? Well sometimes Lilo is on the phone and suddenly she says “Brownie, be on your best behavior. We have guests tonight” and lo behold! Guests actually show up!! I mean, how could Lilo have possibly known?
Sometimes when Lilo isn’t at home, the phone rings and I can hear Lilo’s voice. I haven’t found her secret hiding place yet, but someday I will. What I have never understood is why does Lilo say the exact same thing every time? She says something like “Hi! This is Lilo. Leave a message after the beep and I’ll call you back.”
One more thing I forgot to mention was that Lilo gets very excited whenever her phone rings. She HAS to answer it. She even answers it while we are playing or eating. It must be really important to her right?
So.. we reached home and Lilo fumbled with the keys in a hurry to get inside and pick up the phone. Finally she managed, she rushed to the phone and picked it up all out of breath.
Great, now she’s going to be busy for while. I went to the kitchen. I am forbidden from entering the kitchen when Lilo’s mom is around, but Lilo is cool with me being there as long as I don’t jump on the counter. But really, all the good stuff was kept there. And I was thirsty and hungry. I jumped onto the counter. There was some very interesting smell up there, I just couldn’t figure out what it was. I didn’t know which direction to look, there were so many new things up here! Left? Or Right? Ok.. let me start with the left.. but the more interesting aroma is on to my right.. oh so many things to try.. So little time!
In my hustling around, I had dropped something from the counter. I quickly jumped down and tried to hide under the table. Maybe Lilo will think it’s a rat.
Sure as hell, within seconds I could here Lilo’s footsteps fast approaching the kitchen.
“Brownie! Brownie where are you?” I gulped. I was so going to get it. I crept out from under the table. Lilo fell to her knees and gave me a big hug.
“He asked me out Brownie! He asked me out”
Huh? What? Who?