Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the keeper was surprised to have an audience for his bike/barbell/ball routine this morning: a tree frog perched on the window pane at eye level and seemed to stare into the bedroom with bug-eyed amazement.
The keeper, who lacks the Kickass skills for communicating with other creatures, nonetheless began to talk to the frog: “What the hell are you staring at? Haven’t you ever seen an old man try to hold back the years?”
The keeper did not hear the frog’s answer, of course, but given my Kickass special communication talents, I heard the tree frog say, “Damndest thing I ever saw– riding a bike to nowhere, lifting things that don’t need lifting, and sitting on a big ball as if he expects it to hatch like an egg! Makes no more sense than me crawling up this window pane.”