Reading the Newspaper with Lola
© 1998 Brigitte Jacobsen
Originally Appeared in the BullTerrier Mailing List
Used with permission of the Author
Mum, can I come and sit with you? I'll be no trouble, see mum, I didn't even bring my toys, so I'll just sit here quietly and look at you,
reading the paper. Okay mum, have you seen me being so quiet?
you seen me? Mum, look at me, nudge, nudge, lift up that elbow, mum, lift it up, I said, you can't see me. See?
Yes, I'm being ever so good, do you think I could put one paw on the chair? Maybe two, yes? Okay, here I am, two paws on the chair, looking at you really quietly. What do you say I put my whole body on the chair? Here I am, can you see how I'm not disturbing you at all? You just go on and read your paper, I will just put a little bit of me on your lap, is that good?
Well okay then, all of me, I'm not really very big. This is good isn't it? Just you and me and the morning paper. You know what, as long as I'm here, let me just put my paws around you. Look, mum I'm on your shoulders now, can I just...
Why have you put me on the floor? Let me just sit very quietly...
The real Lola