no, no, mom. i cannot help with this.
please, raja, just hold still. i’ll be done in a second if you just hold still.
but this isn’t working for me, you holding your hand still and not petting. i better lick your hand to see if something’s wrong.
no, don’t worry about the squirrels. they’re cold. that’s not what this is about, raja. really. please.
no. i just can’t. not even for cheese.
sigh. ok. alright. i know. thanks, bear.