Beefeater just might the smartest boy in my house. He knew enough to run away from Karen (over and over again) and he took to agility courses like a teenaged girl to an eating disorder.
Merlin has several science fair projects he is working on, and one involves Beefeater. He told me he was going to teach Beefy to “speak”. I was pretty excited because, just imagine; I could send the dog out to observe our neighbors and report back. It turns out that he is just trying to get Beefeater to touch different computer things with his nose when he wants to go out or eat or something. Apparently it would be helpful for me to watch him do this all day long. I am busy! Hummus goes to school now and I have to meet with the PTO and book club and Pilates won’t be much without me there.
Instead of me working with Beefeater all week, Merlin has been working with him on the weekends and after school. Merlin is also growing some kind of aquatic parasite in the basement. He had better win something good for all of the inconvenience this is causing me.