Mozzie: There are so many benefits to being us.
Atlas: Like getting petted.
Rico: And not having to go to work.
Mozzie: I think one of the best things is that we don’t have to deal with cliques.
Atlas: You usually get a treat right after the click.
Rico: That’s a different thing. That’s from a clicker. A clique is completely different.
Mozzie: Yes, it’s an unfortunate thing that humans create.
Atlas: How do they work?
Rico: Well, some people become friends, and then they don’t let other people also be their friends and/or they judge and are mean to people who aren’t in their inner circle.
Mozzie: Mom really hates cliques.
Atlas: Is that kind of like those obedience people who whisper, sometimes pretty loudly, about how they think that positive only training is dumb and how they’d train us differently?
Rico: Yes. Or people who get all snooty because they think their dog is better than us because some judge liked their dog better that day.
Mozzie: I saw how some people treated Mom at the Specialty or ignored her when she said hi, and it made me sad.
Atlas: Is that why she’s thinking of dropping out of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America and the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California?
Rico: Yes. She loves us, but she says it reminds her of high school.
Mozzie: And she really didn’t like high school.
Atlas: I’m glad we don’t have a clique.
Rico: Me, too!
Mozzie: Humans aren’t as nice as dogs are.