I am Doodlebug, King of the Olde English Bulldogges.
Sweetie: And I am Princess Sweetie.
Doodlebug: Since when?
Sweetie: Since I said so.
Doodlebug: Lady Human, you have forgotten something.
Me: I don’t think so.
Doodlebug: Uh, yes, you have.
Sweetie: Second treat.
Me: Oh, that was just a one time thing. You were so restless last night and I thought a bribe…uh, treat might distract you so you could settle down…
Doodlebug: And it worked.
Me: Well, yeah, it did.
Sweetie: So time for another bribe…uh, treat.
Doodlebug: Yep. Look how jumpy and barky we are. A bribe…uh, treat is just the thing to encourage our cooperation and transition into bedtime mode.
Me: I’ve obviously made a mistake with the treats.
Sweetie: Yes. Yes, you have.
Doodlebug: Bribery is a hard habit to break on both ends. So fork ’em over and none of those cheap leftovers, not that we won’t gobble those up, too.
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