Heard around the house Wednesday night -
CYNDI: Hey, does anyone know why Jan is making so much noise tonight?
RUSTY: Yes, she's breathing.
CYNDI: Would you ask her to tone it down for a bit? Wait, why is she breathing like that?
RUSTY: Probably because if she doesn't, she'll die. Oh, you mean, what caused it? Grass.
CYNDI: Is she allergic to grass?
RUSTY: I thought we didn't have any grass growing in the dog pen?
MARCUS: We don't. After the new water line and sidewalk were installed, the contractor seeded the dirt on both sides and new grass grew ... and grew ... and forgot to stop growing until mowing season.
CYNDI: Wow, it sure did. Is this what you see along the route you walk Jan?
MARCUS: Only on this block. Our grass was sown first. The weather was the perfect temperature and we had an abundance of rain, so now we have an abundance of knee-high-to-Jan grass.
RUSTY: Oh, good, somebody mowed it!
MARCUS: Actually Jan couldn't stand looking at it any more and cut part of the grass on our property by hand yesterday.
CYNDI: What a mess!
MARCUS: It took her a couple of hours to do most of one side of the sidewalk. The grass was so thick and tall she couldn't use the long grass whip. She had to use those oversized scissors.
RUSTY: She must be tired! And sore.
MARCUS: And grumpy. I'd suggest staying as far away from her as possible for a few days.
RUSTY: I guess that means you'll have to behave?
MARCUS: I always behave!
CYNDI: This week we are thankful a kind man volunteered to come by with a lawn mower, so Jan might not have to finish cutting the grass with scissors.
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