I throw the tennis ball.
Norma returns it.
I throw it again.
She returns it again.
I ignore her.
She nudges the ball against my leg.
I still ignore her.
She drops the ball, takes five steps back, then three steps forward.
She’s waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting.
She offers a little bark.
I pick up the ball and place it on the table.
She goes to the other room and returns with her nasty, chewed-up bone.
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