I don’t know about the rest of you coffee drinkers, but I’ve come to associate drinking coffee with the act of socializing.
For the most part, this usually entails phone conversations with my family.
This morning, as I slowly stirred my java and inhaled its aroma, I had a quirky conversation with my sister.
And since there are some conversations that are too interesting and funny to keep to myself, I just had to share it with you.
On this occasion, the conversation is about our little Roxy.
“So did Roxy conquer her nemesis?”
“Not yet, but we’re getting there.”
“Are you kidding me? She’s going to be three this month!”
“We’re taking baby steps.”
“I’ll say. If she takes longer, she’ll be toothless and unable to bare her canines Cujo style.”
“I think I’ll have to since Roxy’s one step away from being fitted for dentures.”
“Oh, stop it. I’d be scared too if I were her.”
“This from a woman who claims to be empowered and fearless.”
“Hey, it’s big, it’s quick, and it makes a lot of noise.”
“To hear you talk anyone would think you’re referring to the Terminator. It’s a vacuum, for God’s sake.”
“Yes, and to a small dog it may as well be the mechanical King Kong they used in the last film.”
“Wasn’t that thing computer animated?”
“Whatever. My point is that the vacuum may as well be King Kong.”
“Which one? The mechanical one or the computer animated one?”
“Who cares? Besides, it’s not like little Rocco’s attacking the neighborhood bullies.”
“Rocco’s a pit bull living in the body of a Mini Pinscher, sister. Why don’t you write that Cesar dude and ask him what to do?”
“The Dog Whisperer?”
“Yes. I saw an old rerun where he helps a Sheltie conquer his fear of the lawn mower. Before the show was over, Cesar had him walking next to it like they were best buds.”
“Maybe you should use Cesar’s method on your husband.”
“Maybe you should stop calling Roxy your ‘tiny human’.”
“That’s part of my training method. If she thinks she’s human, she won’t be afraid of the vacuum.”
“If that were true, I wouldn’t have three grown kids who think the vacuum has ties with Tony Soprano.”
“I think it’s a just a matter of time before Roxy conquers her fear.”
“Or gains ten pounds from the treats you’ve been giving her to come near the damn thing.”
“I’m hanging up now.”
“Why? Is Roxy slaying the vacuum?”
“Just you wait, sister. Just you wait.”