One thing my 14 year-old and I have in common is our love of playing words. Where we differ is subject matter. Her head is filled with T.A.R.D.I.S travel and Sherlock’s latest escapades. She has a place in her heart for Loki, whom she says is misunderstood. We do not always speak—or write—the same language, but at least we can share this one small thing. I asked her to imagine what The Dog would say if he could tell us why he runs.
Hi! I’m Cooper!
I like to ru- SQUIRREL!
Anyway, I like to run. Why do I like to run? I like to run because it is fun. I am really fast, and there are so many awesome smells! And lots of things to pee on! Sometimes I get to run with Abby, or Bronwyn! They’re my humans. Sometimes I run with Sophie! Sophie’s a dog, like me! We both like to chase squirrels.
What was I talking about?
Oh right, running. Running is good exercise! Also I can get outside so I can poo.
The humans don’t like poo in their house. I love running!!