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Sage and I in the arena finishing a play session when Rhett came to the gate. I asked if he'd like to have a play, he accepted. This is where the dialogue began.
Rhett: Helllloooo? Hello? Hello?
Sage: Oh great....my fun is getting ready to take a serious turn!
Rhett: Hello? I'd like to come in and have the chance to earn treats please!
Karen: You mean come in and play with the mats and cones Rhett?
Rhett: Yes, that's what I meant to say. Thank you for the adjustment to my words. You are so smart!
Karen: You're welcome Rhett. Come on in and we'll show Sage what we've learned!
Sage: You know how facetious that was don't you?
Karen: Sage! Play nice, it's been a long time since you and Rhett were in here together.
Sage: Not long enough ! HEY, did you just try to bite my derriere?
Rhett: You mean your butt Red?? Yes, I did and you liked it, no you loved it!
Sage: Oh no you di'int !! Stop following us!
Rhett: I'm not following you, I'm following the pez dispenser!
Sage: Whaaatt? Huuhhh?? Karen? Did you just hear what he just called you?
Karen: I hear nothing Sage except for you breathing on either side of my neck! Could you follow me any closer?
Sage: He called you a pez dispenser. I've never called you a pez dispenser. I've only called you......hey, stop coming near me old man.
Rhett: Old man??? Old man?? This coming from one 10 years my senior? You're lucky I call you Red and not old grouch!
Sage: Grouch?? Old grouch? Who are you calling old? Why I ought to....
Karen: Hey, enough between the two of you. Rhett you wanted to play, go find the mats and cones for cookie rewards.
Rhett: OK!!! Watch this. Look, here's a mat, here's a cone, here's a mat!
Karen: Sage, can you stand on the mat?
Rhett: I can, I can, watch this!!! Look at me, see me standing on the mat?
Sage: Lord, let me outta here, I can't stand that showoff manipulator any longer!
Rhett: Showoff? Manipulator? Yea, get out of here, we don't want you in here anymore!
Karen: Rhett!!! That's not nice AND not true. Sage already had her turn playing before you came in. She did great and had a good time!
Rhett: Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. Ahem, I'm still standing on the mat, where's my cookie?
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If I create good questions, and accept their mind and body answers and responses, our relationship strengthens and our partnership grows.
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