She lie down quickly, wanting to keep the
pups away from her nipples, from trying to feed. But Julie
enjoyed how her progeny affectionately climbed all over her
and licked at them, keeping the pups clean. The pups yapped
and jumped back and forth toward their mommy.
Jay was on his way back to the couch anxiously
to catch the end of the movie when the phone rang. He glanced
at Robin, and she shook her head and ate another grape from
the bowl in her lap. "I'm not moving," Robin said.
"I already missed the ending of this movie twice last
Jay was torn, but he had to get the phone;
Jay had puppies to place. "Hello," Jay said into
the extension in the living room, where he could still see
"This is Mrs. Schiller. I'm calling about
the golden retriever puppies. Do you still have any? I wanted
to call earlier, but we suffered a death in my family, and
I've been very busy."
Jay just barely heard her last sentence because
he was staring, frozen by the gruesome scene on the television.
The soulless blonde was hanging from the train of her own
wedding dress, swinging back and forth like a heavy pendulum,
while her children watched, with no remorse. And Jay had missed
the crucial confrontation/revenge scene. Julie, on the other
hand, was playing with her happy pups; they had no complaints
"Excuse me? Are you listening to me,"
Mrs. Schiller asked, her voice sounding annoyed.
"I'm sorry. I was trying to watch the
end of a movie," Jay admitted.
Mrs. Schiller hung up.
"Who was that?" Robin asked.
"Oh, just another satisfied customer."