The conversation is really interesting, or would be if you cared. She had a blind date last night; he brought his pet ferret named Steve. Steve, you learn, is missing his back paw – fishing accident, or so the story goes. The poor ferret now has difficulty reaching up in his cage to push the button to release the treat. She fell in love with Steve last night, she says.
Riley: Hi Me: You took my spot Riley: I heard a thing and I got scared and it’s getting cold outside and you’re spot is warm and I knew you’d give me hugs and kisses and do I have to move I like it here and I love you so much can I have a hug and kiss? Me: Yes.
“Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.’ I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, ‘Trick or treat.’ ‘No thank you.'”
Me: Ooof! It feels good to get my shoes and socks off! Riley: Did you say… socks?! Me: Yes, um… why? Riley: <dive bombs my socks face first, then proceeds push her face against the floor using my socks as a cushion> They smell good! They smell like you!
Me: Ah! It feels good to sit down and take my shoes off! Riley: <sits at attention, looking me in the eye> Hello sir Me: Hmm… very formal
<Riley rests a paw on my knee>
Riley: Sir it’s been a long and quiet day and even though I’ve been bored I was a good girl and didn’t get into anything I shouldn’t or even eat one of those tasty morsels I love so well. Me: And by tasty morself you mean… a book, don’t you? Riley: Mmmmmmm book… Me: Riley, did you eat a book? Riley: I love you