“Please, please, I think I haven’t eaten for days.” What? Ricky, you had a huge supper. “I did? My stomach doesn’t remember. Oh, I think I’m fading away. Please make me breakfast and I’ll tell you something you don’t know.” He ate rapidly. Okay, I said. What were you going to tell me? He smiled the wicked smile. “Before we came over, Anne already gave me my breakfast,” he said. Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist.