Dan: Why do you just sit around all day ?
Cosmo: Wha ?
Dan: You’re just a lazy old cat , Cosmo girl .
Cosmo : That’s life .
Dan: That’s it ? That’s all you want to share .
Cosmo: We could talk about the weather . Way too hot .
Dan: And you’re wearing that black fur coat all day long .
Cosmo: Tell me about it !
Dan: I heard that you caught a mouse and ate it .
Cosmo: How’d you know ?
Dan: A little bird told me . Anyway , I was glad to hear it . That’s one of the things cats are supposed to do .
Cosmo: The woman you had watching the house wouldn’t do anything about that annoying little rodent making itself at home , chewing on the fruit , and scurrying around the place , back and forth , back and forth , so I finally had to do something about it , much to my disgust . I’m a little too old for that kind of exertion , you know .
Dan: The woman said you ate the mouse right in front of her .
Cosmo: Yeah , I did , to kind of rub it in . Share the moment ! , I say . Why I have to do the housekeeping , I’m sure I don’t know ! She was supposed to be taking care of the house , I thought ; not me .
Dan: But it’s your house , too . You’ve been living here for , what , fifteen years or more , right ?
Cosmo: My house ! My house ? You’ve completely lost it , old boy !
Dan: You act like you’re the boss around here . You act like the Queen of Sheba , sitting around on soft cushions all day long.
Cosmo : And running around at my age chasing mice ! In this hot weather , no less ! Besides , I’m nocturnal . My activity happens at night .
Dan: You sleep all night too . Most nights you’re right there on the edge of the bed the entire night and you are still there asleep in the morning .
Cosmo : If you don’t mind , it’s time for my nap . Pet me a couple of times and then please go away .