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Discovering Earth: Pets

10

Ethan discovers pets for the first time

#funny
#earth
#pets
Fiction

3 min read

Published: 06 Sep 2020

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Andrew
Andrew
Ethan!
Andrew walks into the living room with a smile on his face.
Ethan sits up on the couch tiredly, where he was napping.
Ethan
Ethan
What?
Andrew
Andrew
We're going to a pet store today.
Ethan
Ethan
A...
Ethan
Andrew
Andrew
Pet. Store.
Andrew
Andrew
We're planning on getting a dog or a cat.
Ethan
Andrew
Andrew
Ah, you'll see.
Andrew
Andrew
Just get in the car.
Ethan
Ethan
Fine.
At the pet store
Andrew
Andrew
Alright kids, we're here!
Connor
Connor
YAY!
Andrew helps Connor and Alice, his kids, out of the car. Ethan remains seated inside, staring at the pet store.
Ethan
Ethan
This is it?
Andrew
Andrew
Yes, Eth, c'mon.
Reluctantly, Ethan exits the car through the passenger door and follows Andrew inside.
Alice
Alice
Puppy!
Connor
Connor
Can we get it daddy?
Ethan stares at the dog Alice was pointing to curiously.
Ethan
Ethan
Why is it in a cage?
Andrew
Andrew
It's not a cage.
Alice
Alice
Can we have it?
Andrew
Andrew
Well lets see what other dogs are on sale.
They walk around the store, staring at all the animals.
Ethan
Ethan
The Shasks here are NAKED, Andrew.
Andrew
Andrew
No...
Andrew
Andrew
No they're not.
Ethan
Ethan
YES THEY ARE!
Andrew
Andrew
Keep it down, Eth!
Andrew
Andrew
They've got fur, that's it.
Andrew
Andrew
They're not naked.
Andrew
Andrew
And also they're not the same species.
Andrew
Andrew
It's CATS and DOGS.
Ethan
Ethan
But-
Andrew
Andrew
Please.
Andrew
Andrew
Why don't you look at the fish?
He waves to a glass tank full of colorful fish swimming lazily in clear blue water.
Ethan
Ethan
Oo
He drifts over to the tank and stares at the fish in awe.
Andrew
Andrew
Finally...
He turns to his children.
Andrew
Andrew
We're only getting one.
Connor
Connor
Cat!
Alice
Alice
Dog!
Andrew
Andrew
If you can't decide, I'll just pick for you.
Alice
Alice
Nooooooo!
Ethan
Ethan
*They're still naked*
Andrew spins around angrily to find Ethan standing behind him. His hand was raised, blocking his view from a white cat.
Andrew
Andrew
They're not-
Andrew
Andrew
*sigh*
Connor
Connor
Dog.
Alice
Alice
Yeah, lets get doggy!
Andrew
Andrew
Alright then, go pick out a dog.
Alice
Alice
YAY!
The kids run off to stare at the dogs.
Andrew turns to Ethan in frustration.
Andrew
Andrew
These are PETS, Ethan.
Andrew
Andrew
Not Shasks.
Ethan
Ethan
But they look like-
Andrew
Andrew
No, Eth, don't say it.
Ethan
Ethan
Then what do you have them for?
Andrew
Andrew
Company...?
Andrew
Andrew
We take care of them and they entertain us in return.
Ethan
Ethan
But this...
He gestures to the animals around them.
Ethan
Ethan
...this isn't right.
Andrew
Andrew
What do you mean?
Ethan
Ethan
They're in cages!
Andrew
Andrew
Well we can't have them wandering around freely.
Andrew
Andrew
It'd get out of control, you know.
Ethan
Ethan
But still!
Andrew
Andrew
Eth, we're here for a dog, alright?
Andrew
Andrew
Just...
Andrew
Andrew
...just look at the fish until we leave.
Ethan
Ethan
But they're boring now.
Ethan
Ethan
They don't do anything.
Andrew
Andrew
They swim.
Ethan
Ethan
I don't want to stare at fish swimming.
He spots a green lizard towards the back of the store.
Ethan
Ethan
What's that?
Andrew follows his finger.
Andrew
Andrew
That's an iguana.
Ethan wanders over to the iguana and stares at it.
Andrew lets out another sigh of relief and walks over to his kids.
Andrew
Andrew
Did you pick one out yet?
Connor
Connor
This one!
The two point to a brown-furred puppy bounding up and down happily at them.
Alice
Alice
Its name is Brownie!
Andrew
Andrew
You named it already?
The kids nod.
Andrew walks over to the cashier to purchase the puppy.
While he is gone, Ethan joins the kids and stares down at the puppy.
Ethan
Ethan
Lively.
Alice
Alice
It's called Brownie!
Ethan
Ethan
But it doesn't look like a brownie.
Connor
Connor
No, that's his name, silly!
Ethan
Ethan
I thought-
Ethan feels a hand clamp down on his shoulder.
Andrew
Andrew
Alright, Ethan, that's enough.
He leans into the kennel and picks up Brownie.
Andrew
Andrew
Looks like Brownie's coming home with us today!
Connor
Connor
YAY!
Alice
Alice
BROWNIE!
Ethan






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septembersnow

this is honestly so distressing someone please help the child

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