Merci: Hey, look. Another squirrel that isn't running from us.
Marcus: He's across the street.
Buddy: It doesn't matter which side of the street he's on. This is the deaf section for squirrels.
Marcus: The deaf section?
Merci: That's what Jan calls it. A few years ago we came close to catching a few squirrels because they didn't seem to know we were there until we got so close they could have been dinner.
Buddy: Jan would even yell at them as we approached and they didn't react, so she called this the deaf section of our walk.
Merci: The other day we stood and watched this guy across the street. He sat so still.
Marcus: Finally, I stomped on Jan's foot and said, What does it take for you to get out your camera?
Buddy: Even the squirrels know Jan takes photographs. Often unusual photographs. I mean, who takes pictures down a pipe to check on baby birds?
Merci: Jan got out her camera and he turned his back to us.
Marcus: But when the camera clicked on, he turned and posed for us again. The only thing wrong with this picture is that I am not in it.
Buddy: No, the good thing about this picture is that you are not in it. Not your ears, not your nose, not even an eye. This picture is a Marcus-free zone.
Marcus: And so is this room now. I'm leaving.
Buddy: Was it something I said?