Me: I need to talk to you girls about something.
CiCi and GinGin: What is it Mommy?
Me: Well, you know how you go over to play with Levi? (The Jack Russell next door)
CiCi and GinGin: Yeah Mommy, he's a lot of fun.
Me: It's not really nice the way you tease him.
CiCi and GinGin: What do you mean?
Me: Have you not noticed that you chase each other and when you run towards our yard he can't follow?
CiCi and GinGin: Yeah--that's pretty funny isn't it?
Me: Well, no it's not fair because you are teasing him.
GinGin: Why can't he follow? You know one time he followed me and chased me all the way to the back yard and I had to jump up in your arms.
Me: Yeah well that was kinda different, you know you were in uh... heat.
CiCi and GinGin: Oh yeah. And he kept barking when he tried to get back to his yard...what's up with that?
Me: That's what I was trying to tell you. He wears a collar and there is an invisible fence buried in the yard and when he tries to chase you it gives him a little shock.
CiCi and GinGin: What is a shock?
Me: Well..you know when yawl get up in my face and lick it and I tap you on your noses?
CiCi and GinGin: Yeah.
Me: Well it's kinda like that only a hundred times worse.
CiCi and GinGin: What is a hundred times?
Me: Okay, just take my word for it, stop going over there trying to get him to chase you back to your yard.
CiCi and GinGin: Why?\
Me: I just told you, it hurts him.
CiCi and GinGin: What is hurt?
Me: Hurt is when somebody steps on your tail.
CiCi and GinGin: Well we can't help it if we are cute long-haired blonds and irresistible. He's on his own.
(That's #4 grandchild asleep in the backround--the puppies are playing and I'm praying they won't wake her up)