MATT: (interrupting) Yes, they were quite tricksy as you say. But I finally found one that appears to be above board, accepts cats, and makes things in general rather livable.
BUSTER: And I don't have to be declawed???
BUSTER: When do we move in?
MATT: Middle of next month.
BUSTER: What city? Do you have pictures of the place? Do I get my own room? Does it have windows? Are there lots of mice and bugs for me to chase? I love flies. Are there lots of flies to catch?
MATT: Goodness! Uhm...I can't say the city. It's our business--no one else's. I don't have pictures, but they do...on line. But we'll look at those together, later. You remember the internet is like a large city...with lots of scary people who eat cats?
MATT: Yeah, them too. You won't get you own room. Neither will I. It's a studio, so it's rather small. But for something so small, the windows are rather large. We'll have three of them, so lots of light. There is a chocolate factory on the other side of town, so we'll have the aroma of chocolate most days. I know that doesn't mean that much to you.
BUSTER: No, it doesn't. Now a catnip factory...that would matter! Tell me more about the windows...
MATT: I didn't measure them, but they seemed to be about 3' wide and over 7 feet high. And there's a thick wire outside running left to right where birds like to perch.
BUSTER: (perking up) Birds? Crunchy birdses?
MATT: *sigh* Yes...have you been watching Lord of the Rings again?
BUSTER: I dunno.
MATT: There are no bugs that I saw, or flies either. And we're on the second floor just across from the elevator.
MATT: Being across from the elevator?
BUSTER: Yup. Dumb.
MATT: It won't be that bad. I have a noise maker on the way that creates white noise that will drown out the noise from the elevator while we're sleeping.
BUSTER: (shaking head) I won't even ask.