Dog Rejected and Dejected
Conversation between Gryphon (the standard poodle) and Laker (the German Shepherd), dog cousins, at the cottage:
Gryphon: What do you want to do today, Laker? Huh? Huh? What??
Laker: Leave me alone. I'm old and decrepit.
Gryphon: Aww come on, cousin Laker! It ain't no fun here at the cottage if you aren't gonna run around in the deep snow with me and act like a total dimwitted idiot!
Laker (heavy sigh): Lookit, I'm not an idiot, and it's no fun jumping around in the ear-deep snow when you have arthritic hip joints. Bite it.
Gryphon (feeling rather dejected, but always eager to please and ever hopeful): Well, what would YOU like to do then, Laker?
Laker (growling with exasperation): Exactly what we're doing...soaking up the sun. It's good for my bones. Not sure if you realize this, buddy, but I'm not here for your entertainment.
Gryphon (under his breath): All right then... Boy, I sure am glad I came all the way out here. NOT. Soak in the sun my ass. Jerk.