Alterant Replicant

Charlee: “Lulu! Spicoli! The vet stole Chaplin and replaced him with an exact replica!”
Spicoli: “Dude, that sounds like the sort of paranoid thing Dennis might have said back in the day.”
Charlee: “I know! And look how often Dennis was right about those things!”
Spicoli: “Uh, yeah, dude. Just look.”

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See I Told You

Lulu: “See? I told you they were nice! Well, one of them, anyway.”
Mr. Nibbles: “See? I told you we could get out of that situation by working together.”
Charlee: “See? I told you sending Lulu to bark at the door was a bad idea.”
Chaplin: “All right, all right, I get it.”
Lulu: “Thank you for carrying us out of there, Mr. Cyber Authority Man!”
Cybersqueekle: “You are welcome. Now we must go to the costume store before the other cyber authorities emerge from your domicile and discover that the mouse has freed you.”

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Observed Around the Secret Ninja Hedgehog Lair

Norman #1: “I’m starting to think there’s just a tape recorder in there, Norman.”
Norman #2: “Maybe we should just dump it over.”
Ninja Hedgehog Commander: “No, that’s too risky, Norman. You may have beaten the fluffy dog in paw-to-paw combat, but she might have booby-trapped the wheelbarrow.”

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ChapQuest

Spicoli: “Yo, mousie dude, any luck locating Chaplin’s microchip yet?”
Mouse: “Not yet. I just uploaded the worm and it’s starting to search for other computers and IoT devices to infect and use to search for Chaplin.”
Vermin: “HISS! Now we have to walk on nasty wood chips?! I didn’t sign up for this!”
Mr. Nibbles: “But it’s such a nice day. And aren’t the trees pretty?”
Producer Smurf: “Boooooring.”

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Search Pawty

Lulu: “Where’s Charlee?”
Mr. Nibbles: “Apparently she was serious about catching up on nap time while her brother is away.”
Lulu: “Fair enough. What about the mouse?”
Spicoli: “He’s rigging up a computer worm to take over all the networks in the area and track Chaplin’s microchip.”

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Handsome Ransom

Charlee: “It seems like the thing to do will be to go to the ninja hedgehog lair and ask them to give Chaplin back.”
Spicoli: “What makes you think the hedgehogs will give him back instead of keeping him as a hostage, dude?”
Charlee: “Haven’t you ever heard of ‘The Ransom of Red Chief‘?”

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Overheard Around the Conference Room

Mouse: “So Chaplin left you to watch his ill-gotten loot.”
Lulu: “Yes.”

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Caturday Picture Show: The Results Are In

Randy: “Yo! Hello there, dawgs! We’re back with the results of audience voting from last week’s Caturday Picture Show!”
Charlee: “Why does he keep calling us dogs when some of us are clearly cats?”
Vermin: “HISS! Why do you keep calling me ‘Vermin’ when my name is Jill and I’m clearly mostly beneficial?”
Simon: “We decided to present the winning entry via teleconference to avoid any more issues with giant mealworms and such.”
Paula: “I’m still having nightmares about that thing!”

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Caturday Picture Show: The Holiday Coloring Contest!

Lulu: “Hello friendlies! Lulu here! We are pre-empting the Caturday Matinee this week to present the Paper Bob Holiday 2020 Coloring Contest!”
Chaplin: “Who’s Paper Bob? Is he like Flat Stanley?”
Charlee: “I hope not. The last time Flat Stanley showed up, he stole a car and took Dennis on a car chase all around Southern California.
Lulu: “I don’t think Paper Bob is anything like Flat Stanley. See, Mama and Dada bought some flour and stuff mail order from Bob’s Red Mill and there was a coloring contest included in the package. I got hold of it and I thought it would be fun for us animals to do something with Paper Bob.”
Chaplin: “You mean like eat him?”
Lulu: “Uh, no. Well, maybe we can do that later. But first I thought we could have our own contest where we all make a little picture with Paper Bob, and then we let the judges review them.”
Charlee: “What judges?”
Lulu: “Oh I found some names in Dennis’s old Rolodex. Okay, I’ll start.”

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