Ducky: You turned off the hot.
Me: Sorry, Duck. I’m headed out so I have to turn off the heater.
Ducky: So you’re taking the cold with you?
Me: ‘Fraid, not, Ducky.
Ducky: Well then I believe I have spotted a fundamental flaw that you may have overlooked in your “Turn Off The Hot” plan.
Me: Sorry, Ducky.
Ducky: That flaw is that I am cold and I don’t believe you plan to take me with you.
Me: I figured that out on my own.
Ducky: Admitting your mistakes is a key step. Now turn the hot back on.
Me: I can’t do that. It’s not safe to leave the heater on while I’m gone. It could cause a fire.
Ducky: Fire sounds warm.
Me: Yes, but it could burn down the house.
Ducky: So could the cat but you leave it on while you’re gone.
Me: There’s no way to turn off Scooter.
Ducky: I have a way. And it would help warm up this place.
Me: Oh, stop.
Ducky: It’s cold in here. Makes me grumpy.
Me: I know, Duck. I’m sorry.
Ducky: I do not like the cold.
Me: I gathered.
Ducky: Or the cat.
Me: I was already aware of both opinions.
Ducky: Come back soon and turn on the hot?
Me: As quick as I can.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
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