Host Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton focus on the ups and downs of short-expression canine ownership, known to several as “dog sitting down.”
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JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: From NPR and WNYC, coming to you from stunning Brooklyn, N.Y., it can be NPR’s hour of puzzles, word video games and trivia, Request ME A further. I am Jonathan Coulton. Now this is your host, Ophira Eisenberg.
OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:
COULTON: Hi, Ophira. How’s it heading? What is actually new?
EISENBERG: We’re pet dog-sitting.
COULTON: Oh, that’s remarkable.
EISENBERG: Yeah. So fundamentally, a person of our neighbors reached out becoming like, hey – simply because they have a pup named Noisette (ph). Appear on.
COULTON: Aw, incredibly cute.
EISENBERG: So they stated, would any individual in the creating just take treatment of our doggy for a several times?
EISENBERG: And it was forwarded to me from my husband even even though I also received the e mail. Does that take place to you?
COULTON: (Laughter) Yeah. Absolutely sure.
EISENBERG: You both of those get the email. But still, you forward it to each individual other so it is really…
COULTON: It is a way of highlighting. It is a way of highlighting the electronic mail. Yeah.
EISENBERG: (Laughter) And, yeah, so – you know, with exclamation mark and, like, can we? Can we? – simply because in some way, I’m the grand decision-maker in this home.
EISENBERG: So then I do not only have Lucas inquiring me, but my spouse also is like, can we have a – (laughter).
COULTON: I guarantee I’ll get treatment of him.
EISENBERG: Accurately. And the initial issue I mentioned again was, will you stroll the puppy? I will not want a canine in right here.
EISENBERG: So Noisette has grow to be part of our life for this week. And Noisette is a dog.
EISENBERG: Noisette is barely a year old and has pup electrical power.
EISENBERG: And, you know, I will say that it is very lovable to observe that thing exactly where you have a minimal 5-calendar year-old boy, which I have, and then a – basically a pet. And the 5-yr-aged boy throws a tennis ball. And the pet dog can’t feel this is occurring….
COULTON: Yeah. Yeah.
EISENBERG: …And gets to run and get it and carry it back. And they just do that.
COULTON: I necessarily mean, it truly is a incredibly sweet relationship. It is like – it was – we were developed to do this. Puppies ended up built to do that. And minor little ones have been developed to do that. It can be excellent.
EISENBERG: (Laughter) Yeah. So we are momentary pet dog moms and dads. And it can be extremely nice.
COULTON: Yeah. That is wonderful.
EISENBERG: I got to say, it is really really pleasurable. I like it. Uh oh, slippery slide, ideal?
COULTON: Yeah. I know. In advance of you know it, you’ll be a serious doggy owner.
EISENBERG: Perhaps. Probably. But you know what? We have some folks to choose care of, Jonathan, you and I.
EISENBERG: We have a display to take treatment of. We promised our listeners we are likely to consider treatment of them, to, you know, supply some online games (laughter).
COULTON: Which is ideal. We have tasks to supply walkies and treats…
EISENBERG: That’s proper. Correct.
COULTON: …To our several listeners with puppy energy.
EISENBERG: They’re like, is it now? Is it now? Is it now?
COULTON: Now? Now?
COULTON: Of course, it is.
EISENBERG: Yes, listeners. It is now.
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