Mischa: Ha! That’s funny.
Mischa: Although, what about replacing the word “fucking” with “damn”?
Me: Shibas swear.
Mischa: No they don’t.
Me: Yeah, they do.
Mischa: Tierce doesn’t swear. He mutters.
Me: Just because he mutters profanity under his breath doesn’t mean he’s not swearing.
Mischa: It just sounds crass.
Me: And Tierce screaming because he doesn’t like his nails clipped isn’t?
Mischa: That’s not “crass”. That’s “shrill”.
Me: Look, I’m the damn writer here.
Mischa: You see? Damn sounds a lot better.
Me: Yes. In context. In my world, Shibas swear.
Mischa: Tierce would never be so crass.
Tierce: That’s right.
Me: Oh, don’t play us off against each other.
Tierce: Why not? Either way, I win. Being a dog is awesome.
Me: How about a nice refreshing bath and nail clip?
Tierce: Fuck that shit.
Me: YOU SEE?
Mischa: I just heard a mutter.
Tierce: You’re both arguing over interpreting a dog’s body language and sounds into the English language. Priceless. The only thing better would be for you to blog about this.
Me: Hey, that’s a great idea!