In which Violet Greer talks to animals.
This is Tanner. We’ve met him before, here. You would think that being caught “red-handed” as they say would guarantee an honest confession. You would be wrong.
Me: What happened to the bag?
Tanner: This bag? I thought they left it for me to play with. Those kids hide all my toys and all I have left is an empty bag.
Me: What happened to the food?
Me: There was food in the bag.
Me: You’re saying there was no food in the bag?
Me: Tanner did you eat all the food that was in the bag?
This started to feel a lot like conversations I have had with my niece, Clyde. It’s a clever technique designed to frustrate me to distraction. I have found the best way to deal with this is to step away and come back to the topic when they least expect it. I will try to get a confession at a later date, maybe after a walk and some treats…
Thanks to Kris and Tom for the photo! ~de