The Greed Case, Episode Who Knows How Many
“Might as well answer the question,” Bernie said.
“I don’t have to answer your questions,” the blond woman said.
Meaning we’d be playing fetch soon? Or not?
“Kelo’s wife or sister,” Bernie said. “I can probably look it up in a matter of minutes.”
The blond woman’s nostrils widened. I love when humans do that! I do it, too, to get more smells in quicker. Why humans do it is a big puzzle, since they can smell just about nothing.
“Ex-wife, if you must know,” the blond woman said. “I haven’t had my license changed yet.”
“My birth name – Peters. Portia Peters.”
“And the reason you’re looking for him?”
“He’s got something of mine.”
“I’d prefer not to say. You can’t keep me here.”
Bernie nodded. He’s a great nodder, has lots of nods. I wasn’t sure what this one meant.
“What does that nod mean?” said Portia Peters. Hey! She was maybe turning out to be not so bad after all.
Bernie smiled. He has the nicest smile, if I haven’t pointed that out already. “Why don’t you search the house first?” he said. “That’s what you came for, isn’t it?”
“I think I’ll just leave,” Portia said. “I’d like my gun back.”
Bernie laughed. “We’ll ship it to you.”
“Why are all men jerks?” Portia said. She opened the door and left, slamming it behind her.
Bernie looked at me. “Male jerkiness must have some kind of Darwinian upside – that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. All set for a ride in the car?”
My tail started wagging big time. Was I ever.
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