—What do you mean I don’t have much to say? I’m a literal fount of interesting things (or is that font? . . . human language can be so ridiculously confusing).
“You mean like yesterday when you protested being put outside by yipping like a stupid little dog? Weren’t you embarrassed by such puppy-like behavior?”
—I don’t recall the incident you purport to describe, but I strongly deny that I yip like a stupid little dog. My barking is always dignified.
“A dignified yip: now there’s a concept.”
—I don’t yip.
“If you say so. I guess we’ll find you soon because you’ll be living large in the big back yard again today.”
—I refuse to go out. Even for a biscuit. You heard me: nothing can make go through that door today.
“We shall see, you big yippy dog.”
—I don’t yip!