Rico: I don’ t think you are going to be allowed to go on any more walks with Mom.
Atlas: But I *like* going on walks, especially with Mom.
Mozzie: I don’t like going on walks with you.
Rico: Your walk last night was awfully short.
Atlas: I thought it was about the right length.
Mozzie: It was only about a half mile. I like to go several miles.
Atlas: You could have kept going after Mom got me home.
Rico: I don’t think Mom felt like continuing.
Mozzie: And it’s your fault.
Atlas: What did I do?
Rico: You don’t remember chasing the geese?
Atlas: Yes, I remember that.
Mozzie: Do you remember that Mom was on the other end of the leash?
Atlas: Ummmm, sort of. She wasn’t there the whole time.
Rico: She was until you went after the geese.
Atlas: I know she let go of the leash at some point.
Mozzie: That point was when you pulled her off her feet.
Atlas: You mean she wasn’t trying to take a quick nap on the sidewalk?
Rico: Her nose was bleeding.
Atlas: I remember that. How did that happen?
Mozzie: Because Mom was holding the leash when you went psycho after the geese, and she landed face first on the sidewalk.
Rico: That is VERY bad.
Atlas: Is that why Mom put ice on her face when we got back?
Atlas: I thought maybe she was just too warm.
Rico: Have you ever seen her do that before?
Atlas: No, but Mom is always open to trying new things.
Rico: Her nose was BROKEN!
Mozzie: AND I didn’t get a long walk because of that!
Atlas: It wasn’t really my fault. Those geese were taunting me.
Mozzie: YOU are not invited on any more walks with me. You’ll have to stay home with Freako.
Rico: Hey, it’s not MY fault he went after geese.
Atlas: Do you think I should do something nice for Mom to make her feel better?
Mozzie: You mean like walking in HEEL position?
Atlas: I was thinking more like getting her a possum.
Rico: I think that’s not a good idea.
Mozzie: You are only reinforcing my role as Best Berner Boy.
Rico: I don’t think you need any help with that.
Mozzie: Probably not, but you never know. I did have some work to do to make up for leaving the ring all those times.
Atlas: Is that as bad as breaking Mom’s nose?
Rico: Not. Even. Close.