At the park

—Does your dog bite, mister? Is it OK for us to stroke her?
—She’s not my dog; she’s my dad’s. But, no, she definitely won’t bite. She’s very likely to lick you, though.
—Oh, she’s lovely and friendly. Is she a puppy or an old dog?
—She acts as if she’s still a puppy, but she’s getting on a bit now.
—How old is she?
—Oh… What’s that in dog years?
—Erm… Eighty-four.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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