The following is a conversation that Grant and I had in the car yesterday after a long day of driving. It reminds me of one of those Jack Handy "Deep Thoughts" segments from Saturday Night Live.
Grant: "Would you keep a dog that was the size of a mouse?"
Kelly: "Sure. Why not? It'd be cute!"
Grant: "But, wouldn't it get annoying? I mean, it would probably always be biting at your ear. That would get really annoying after a while."
Kelly: Gives Grant a blank stare...
Grant: "If I had a dog that small, I'd probably keep him in a hamster cage. Or a fish bowl with wood shavings in the bottom of it."
Kelly: Continues to give Grant a blank stare...
Grant: "What if Watley was that small? Do you think he would nose at our fingernails?" Demonstrates what it would look like to nose at a fingernail.
*Sidenote--When Watley wants us to pet him, he "noses" at our hands.*
Kelly: "Did you smoke something today when I wasn't looking?"
Laughter ensues from both of us.
10-15 minutes later...
Grant: "If there were dogs the size of mice, I bet they would run pretty fast, huh?"
Kelly: Again, gives him a blank stare.
Grant: "If a dog that small was like Watley, and liked to snuggle, I bet they'd snuggle up in our pockets. Or on our shoulders."