My name is Penny.
The old boring guy is getting on my nerves. It’s hot outside. Everyone knows it. When Kasey and I go outside, we want to take care of business and come right back. The Leader knows this. But the old boring guy won’t let us! No, he has to take us on a walk, and he won’t even let us stop whenever we want to sniff interesting smells along the way. Instead, he walks ahead and we have to trot just to keep up with him.
Hey, old boring guy! See the brown stuff on my skin? It’s called fur! It’s great when it’s cold, but when it’s hot out it makes me hot, too. Can you cut us some slack on these long walks through the heat?
When I come back from one of those walks on a hot day, I find a shady spot on the wooden floor and stretch out so that as much of my body as possible is touching the cool wood. And because I’m in the shadow I hope the old boring guy doesn’t see me and leaves me alone for a while.