We were relaxing with the dog. She was chewing a hoof. She licked it and flipped a chunk of the hoof which landed directly in my mouth.
I spit and exclaimed, “That’s gross!” My outburst aroused the dog for a moment but she settled down to resume her chew.
I resumed the conversation and the teacher interrupted me to ask, “Are you sure you should talk around the dog?”
I remarked, “She’s facing the other way. Are you saying that because you don’t want me to talk?”
The teacher denied it, but chuckled. I turned to the prodigy and thanked him for letting me talk around him and he said, “I’m glad she said it so I don’t have to.”