Mrs. Ho : Mrs. Nathan
! Hello !
Mrs. Nathan : Oh !
Mrs. Ho ! Fancy meeting you here !
Mrs. Ho : Small
world, isn't it ? I didn't know you were a dog lover too.
Mrs. Nathan : Oh,
yes, I am. We've got four at home.
Mrs. Ho : Oh ? What
Mrs. Nathan :
Alsations. What about you ?
Mrs. Ho : We've
Pekinese. Actually, I can't bear dogs myself. I'm only here to
pick up my husband. Messy creatures.
Mrs. Nathan : And how
is it you keep them ?
Mrs. Ho : Well, no
choice, you know. When the breadwinner insists, what have I to
do but obey.
Mrs. Nathan : But do
you really feel strongly about what you were saying about dogs ?
Mrs. Ho : Well, I
guess I was exaggerating a little. I will never like them, for
sure, but as long as I don't have to do anything for them, I can
tolerate them being around my house.
Mrs. Nathan :
Actually, I find it very unusual that someone should not find
dogs appealing. I go for large dogs myself but I would imagine
that most people should find Pekinese appealing in a cute.
fluffy way. But, the point is, dogs are such faithful creatures.
They repay any care you give them with life-long devotion.
Mrs. Ho : I dare say
that what you've said is right. Still, I'd rather not have one
of those cute fluffy creatures following me about ... Ah,
there's my husband. Damien 1 Damien 1 ... Ah, Damien, this is
Mrs. Nathan : Oh, we
know each other well. We've been meeting at Kennel Club
occasions like this for the last few years. Did you win a prize,
Mr. Ho ?