“well?” messaged Doug. “what did she say?”
The three animals sat in his bedroom, scrutinizing his face.
“She isn’t going,” said Jude.
“no no no no. the love part,” messaged Doug.
The animals looked expectantly at Jude, waiting for his response.
“How did you know about that?” Jude asked finally.
“i heard you,” messaged Doug.
“Then you heard what she told me,” said Jude.
“what did her eyes say they speak louder than words. i love her green eyes,” messaged Doug.
“Doug, look, I’d rather not talk about it, okay? Why can’t I have a dog who just listens?
“you are so quintessentially human,” messaged Doug.