Literate Dogs

“Look, Milo, there’s the library.”

“My want to go dere!”

“Yep, we’re going to. We just have to take Floyd home first.”

“No! My want Floyd to go to library.”

“No, Floyd can’t come. No dogs allowed in the library.”

“Dat not fair! Yes, dogs allowed in library!”

“No, honey. That’s the rule. Besides, dogs can’t read!”

“Yes, dem can.”

“Nope, it’s a funny thing, but only people can read.”


“It’s true, Milo. You’ll learn to read one day, but Floyd never will.”

“Mommy, Mommy… Dogs always┬áread on Thursday.”

“I’m pretty sure that’s not the case, Milo.”

“Dat YES the case, Mommy.”

“Well, it’s a moot point anyway. Today’s Friday.”

“No! It NOT moot! IT NOT Friday! Come on, F’oyd, we gonna get some books.”

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