Mealtime Hacks

Mr. Nibbles: “Charlee, the purpose of that feeder is so Chaplin can eat small meals throughout the day. If it opened for you, you would eat all the food at once and there would be none for Chaplin.”
Charlee: “See, Mouse? Mr. Nibbles gets it. I’m not sure why you don’t. You’re supposed to be the smart one.”
Mouse: “Oh, I get it. I’m just not going to hack the feeder for you so that you can steal all of Chaplin’s food.”

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The Science of Care and Feeding

Charlee: “Say, Mouse, you’re good at the science, right?”
Mouse: “Am I good at ‘the’ science? Well, that depends. Is there some science in particular that you’re interested in?”

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Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 5: Putting It All Together

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with the fifth and final installment of playtime tips featuring my assistant Penny! This is where we put it all together: Seizing the high ground, barking, bowing, sneak attacks, and, of course, the judicious application of taking breaks. So without further ado, let’s go over everything we’ve learned!

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Caturday Matinee: You Shall Not Pass (But *YOU* Shall)

Dada’s Note: We seem to have isolated Chaplin’s digestive condition to something related to the size and frequency of his meals, so we got an automatic feeder for him that reads his microchip and only opens when he puts his head through the sensing apparatus. (The device can also work via a collar tag.) This allows him to go and eat whenever and however much he wants, and as a result he has gained back all the weight he lost while we were trying to figure things out.

Needless to say, Charlee doesn’t quite understand why the automatic feeder won’t open for her …

No MSHA Compliance

Mouse: “Look, we’re going to need you to fill in this mine shaft and all related tunnels.”
Gopher Guy: “But the mine is full of valuable stuff!”
Mouse: “What valuable stuff? You all just finished saying you have no idea what’s down there!”
Badger Boy: “Yo yo yo, it’s a mine! By definition mines have stuff in them! And also by definition, what’s mine is not yours, yo.”
Mouse: “Okay, none of what you just said makes any sense.”
Charlee: “Did you see where the helicopter went?”
Chaplin: “It looked like it was heading for the airport.”

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A Very Minor 49er

Mouse: “Listen, you randos can’t just show up and start digging big holes in the yard.”
Lulu: “Yeah, that’s my job!”
Charlee: “What are you all even mining for, anyway?”
Timmy: “I hear a helicopter! I bet it’s Lassie!”

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Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 4: Barking, Jumping, & Posturing

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, along with my little assistant Penny! This week I’m presenting part four of my playtime tips, which is all about communication and personal space, by which I mean, barking, jumping, and posturing. Check it out!

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The Hole World

Mole Man: “Those tunnels were abandoned. I just moved in and expanded them a little.”
Gopher Guy: “They were not! I had just temporarily suspended operation due to excessive digging interference from above.”
Lulu: “What’s going on up there? Who are you talking to?”
Charlee: “A Mole Man and a Gopher Guy. But we’re not really talking to them, they’re sort of arguing amongst themselves.”
Mouse: “I still say there’s no such thing as Mole Men and Gopher Guys.”
Chaplin: “That’s a pretty bold position to take considering they’re standing right there.”

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