Katya: He seems . . .
Katya (imagined): . . . downright subversive. Did he decide to learn a few signs on his own, or did you ask him to? Did you give him the idea we might want defending that isn’t at our owners’ discretion?
Leif (imagined): Of course I didn’t ask him that! I’m a good obedient pet who would never subvert the wishes of the Embassy. I’ll go and tell him to knock it off right away!
Katya: . . . pleasant.
Leif: Isn’t he? ♥