White Dog buried her head under the pillow. "Oh for dog's sake!" she moaned. "Make her stop!"
Steve had run to the grocery to pick up a few necessities. This was an errand that would take less than half an hour, counting the time to stop to gas up the van. As he backed down the driveway, Zsofia took up watch and began her song of "I want my daddy!"
By the 600th reprise of the Watching and Waiting for Dad Blues, the entire White Dog Army was begging for mercy.