Buddy: How can any dog so guilty look so innocent?
Marcus: You mean me? But I am innocent.
Percy: No, you aren't. Jan is very upset with you.
Marcus: Now what does she think I did?
Buddy: You ruined her video!
Marcus: I did not!
Percy: Whenever you so much as suspect you might be going for a walk, you act like a crazy dog. You run around yelling at all of us that you are going to take Jan for a walk.
Buddy: You grab the leashes, push Merci and me out of the way, and try to make Jan leash you first.
Marcus: What's wrong with that?
Buddy: I'm not done. When you are leashed, you run around with them (two) in your mouth screaming, I'm ready, let's go!
Percy: And then you race through the door. Buddy tries to hide behind the storm door. Merci hangs back afraid to go outside because you tug on her leash and scream in her ear.
Marcus: I -
Buddy: I'm still not done! You leap around screeching at the top of your -
Marcus: I don't screech, I bark.
Percy: You screech. We all hear you. It's high-pitched, annoying and hurts our ears.
Buddy: You act like a total jerk. All the neighbors can testify that you screech.
Percy: You photobomb most of our pictures because you are such a ham. Yet, when Jan finally remembered to take out the camera to video your excessively excited antics, you sat down and quietly stared at her.
Buddy: She put the camera away and opened the door. You went bananas. She took the camera back out and all she got were short videos of Merci staring back at her. You weren't even in the videos. Poor Merci looked like she was waiting for the porch roof to fall on her, so Jan deleted them.
Buddy: I don't understand. If you could behave while the camera was on, why can't you behave the rest of the time?
Marcus: I had to be on my best behavior while the video was recording.
Marcus: Because I have to live up to my reputation of a well-behaved gentleman.
Percy: Come to think of it, this sounds familiar. Buddy, you used to do the same thing. You would go crazy with excitement but as soon as the camera was turned on, you were the model of obedience.
Buddy: Oh, yes, I forgot how much fun I had when I was young. *pats Marcus on head* Good job, Marcus. Keep up the good work.