“I guess you’re going to jump into christmas now,” he said, stretching.
“It is up next,” she said.
“You guys always have something up next.”
“We are easily bored and we will buy anything and turn things into traditions even when they don’t make any sense.”
“I’ve noticed. You guys don’t know how to relax. How to live life and watch the world turn.”
“I can’t argue with that. We barley ever think about living on a world, or planet. We barely think at all. Well, we do but we usually think of weird and unimportant things.”
“Things that don’t matter, right?” he said. “Such as pollution and…”
“Someone suggested that they pay people $1,500 to get the covid injection, since forty-two percent of you say you won’t get it. Personally, I don’t blame you. Not a long enough trial period. Who knows what could happen to you down the line.”
“Down the line?”
“In years to come.”
“Oh, yes. That is one of the problems. They also don’t know whether the medication will exacerbate existing conditions in some people.”
“Seventy-five percent of the population have to get the shot for it to do any good.”
“Well,if they pay people, more people will get it. Some people are desperate at this point. Which is horrible beyond belief.”
“It’s a bad situation,” he said.
“I think they should stop giving trump air time. As soon as Biden is in they should stop talking about trump completely, unless it’s about his obit, or something else meaningful. He doesn’t deserve air time to rant and cry wolf.”
“I agree,” he sighed, rolling over. “Will you get me a dozen live mice and hamsters for Catmas?”
“”Doesn’t seem fair. I thought you guys got everyone what they asked for.”
“If you want a sweater, I’ll get it, but no live gifts.”
“What if I sit on your lap and ask nicely?”
“You would do that?”
“If you put on the red suit,” he snickered.
“Funny.” she said.
“What’s the point of having Catmas wishes if they won’t come true?”
“The point is to stimulate the economy by going into debt buying things most people don’t want. A lot of people don’t get what they ask fort.”
“It’s truly amazing that your entire species continues to exist.”
“I think we’re too evil to die.”
“Not all of you.”
“No. Not all, but enough of us.”
“Maybe you should buy a houseboat.”
She stared at him. “A houseboat? Why would I do that and where would I put it? This isn’t Paris or Amsterdam, you know.”
“We have a gigantic lake and lots of waterways.”
“What brought this on?”
“I saw a program on houseboats. You’d have to get rid of most of your stuff, especially if you wanted all of us to keep moving in with you, of course.”
“Of course,” she sighed. “I’m not getting a houseboat.”
“Just think about it.”
“It’s closer to fresh fish.”
“I knew you had an ulterior motive.”
“Why is it that you get what you want, but I don’t get what I want?”
“Because have money and you don’t. You also can’t lift heavy things or talk to bankers, or houseboat people.”
“That’s what you’re for,” he said. “I thought you knew that.”
She burst into laughter. “I really am your unpaid servant,” she snarfed.
She leaned back and took a deep breath. “And, nothing. It’s just funny that love can do that to people.”
“I don’t get it.”
“Those of us who love you, are wiling to do anything for you. Anything.”
“I still don’t get it.”
“I love you.”
“I’m not getting you mice, hamsters, or a houseboat.”
“Fine. You can still come here.”
“Not a problem and who knows, maybe you’ll change your mind.”
“Never say never.”
“You can say never this time.”
“I have to go,” she said, kissing him and rubbing her face agains his neck. “Come over tonight with Jinx.”
“Planning on it.”
“See you then,” she said.
He was already curled up, dreaming about houseboats, but she thought she saw him smile when she said goodbye.