Will sneeze for croutons?

Tonight my grandparents came over to celebrate my cousin´s birthday. My mom, inspired by a recent viewing of the film Julie & Julia, spent the entire day preparing Julia Child´s Beef Bourguingnon, at 981 calories a serving, with buttery french bread, chocolate cake and ice cream. It was heavenly. The real highlight of the evening, however, came from an interaction with Maya, my grandparents dog.

I held a handmade crouton in one hand.

“Maya”, I said sternly, looking the dog in the eye. She wagged her orange tail delightedly and started to drool.

“Maya SNEEZE!”

The dog panted happily and let out the loudest, most satisfied sneeze known to man. The crouton soon crunched between her teeth.

I love this dog.

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