A man walked his dog near fir trees and spoke into a mobile phone. He said, "How's your puppy?" Then louder, "How's your puppy?" Louder: "How's . . . your . . .pup-py?!" Finally he said, "HOW'S YOUR DOG?"
This question worked. He listened to the answer. His dog urinated on a fir tree, lifted its nose, sampled air. "My dog is good, too," the man said into the phone. Then he said, "It has been great talking to you." * * Copyright 2009 Hans Ostrom