1. If I like it it’s mine.
2. If I saw it first, it’s mine.
3. If it’s in my mouth, it’s mine.
4. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
5. If it looks like mine, it’s mine.
6. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
7. If you have something and put it down, it’s mine.
8. If I chew something up, all the pieces are mine.
9. If it used to be yours, get over it.
10. If it’s broken, it’s yours.
I hear it! I hear the car! HER car! And she's coming this way! Oh, oh, I must run
in and grab a gift! I must greet her with a gift! Oh, 'BONK' missed the step. No
matter, I must hurry. Move over, doggy door! She's coming, she's coming! Gift, gift,
where, what, oh, oh, oh, ah! A plastic bottle she drinks from, right here on top
of the container they call trash! Oh, perfect. She's coming, she's coming! Oh, oh,
oh... The door! I hear the door sound that sounds right before she comes in! Oh,
it's OPENING! SHE'S HOME! Oh, oh, 'wiggle, wiggle, wiggle' I cannot be still! You're
home! And look, look, I have this nice bottle! Oh, oh, you're home! YOU'RE HOME!
I have missed you so much, you've been gone hours, weeks, days, years! And so much
has happened! A dog ran by and I chewed a tree and Pluto slept under the house and
it rained a little! Oh, oh, oh! You're home, you're home! And you're touching me!
I can't stand it, it's so marvelous! Oh, and you're speaking! "Murble, murble, good
boy, murble, murble." YES! Your happy voice. Oh, I'm about to burst! I'm so happy,
happy, happy! Yes! I want to jump! I'm not supposed to jump, but oh, oh, just a little
jump! "Off." Darn. Oh, I cannot be still. I'll roll over and wiggle on my back! Oh,
yes! She's rubbing me-my tummy, my head, my sides! Oh, oh, oh. Now what? Now where's
she going? Oh, oh, yes! Back to the room where we sleep at night! Great! It has the
big pad we sleep on and 'L-E-A-P' I can get up here close to her. And here she comes!
Oh, oh, oh! I can stand on my legs and put my paws around her neck and-uh oh. Can't
lick with this bottle in my mouth. But it's my present to her! Oh, oh, what to do?
And she's rubbing me! But I want to lick her, oh, oh, I think I'm about to burst!
"Off." Oh, darn. Drop the bottle. Oh, YES! She's coming back! She took off the pieces
she puts on her eyes, and I can stand and 'lick, lick' I love you, I love you, I
love you, I love 'lick, lick, lick' you taste so good, salty, sweet, I love that
stuff you smear on your face every day, I love to lick it off, oh, oh, and you're
rubbing me again! My back, my head, my ears, oh, oh 'lick, lick, lick'. "Murble,
murble, Mac, good boy, murble, murble." "Off." Darn. I will lay here and watch her.
Watch her peel her fur-it's not very warm fur, I don't think. How does she do that?
And I will get that look on my face that always makes her come and rub me. The look
where I roll my eyes up, and keep my head flat here and she will come...and she's
putting on her play skin! YES! We will play-sometime. My tail cannot be still. I
am SO happy, happy, happy. Now she's going in the room with the wonderful water bowl!
I LOVE that water bowl-always cool, clean water! She'll be out in just a minute,
just a minute, just a.....yes, she's coming! She's here again. Oh, oh, oh.... Now
back to the room with the box that has pictures and sounds. Ah, I know what happens
now. Yep, she's laying down on the big pad there. Now she'll sleep. But that's okay.
She's HOME! SHE'S home. She's home. And she smells tired. So I will lay beside her
here and guard her and wait while she sleeps. And when she wakes up she won't smell
so tired. And we'll play and play. S-i-g-h. I'll just rest with her now, and smell
her while she sleeps. And wait again. For, the next thing that happens, HE'LL be
home. And then, oh, oh, zzzzzzzzzzz