I am Toby, Bella and DiDi’s Poodle nephew. A couple of months ago, I answered the letter of Byron the Boxer who was having trouble conversing with the ladies. Clearly, Byron needed another guy’s help. As brilliant as I think Bella and DiDi are, this one was out of their yard.
I gave Byron some pick-up lines to use and I am proud to say they have helped. Earlier in the week, I interviewed Byron over the phone about his newfound social success. See it below.
Toby: So Byron did any of the pick-up lines work?
Toby: Which ones?
Byron: “Did you just get a fur trim? Your coat has the perfect amount of fluffiness.” That one was very flattering and appreciated.
“I know a great place where they give out treat samples. Would you like to join me there sometime?” This line was most helpful as it led to a date. Although, it was difficult to find a place that would give treat samples in my neighborhood.
Toby: Byron, I hope you didn’t promise a lady something and then not follow through?
Byron: No, I found a way to make sure we had a nice table with an assortment of treat samples.
Toby: Okay, I can breathe again. There is nothing worse than starting a great conversation and then having it end with no treats and a disappointed date.
Were there any pick-up lines that didn’t work?
Byron: Yes. “Your human(s) are very well-mannered. You did a good job training them.” Apparently, training humans is an ongoing process and they only act well sometimes in public. How was I supposed to know?
Toby: That is the risk with some conversation starters. You never know if you are stepping in poop or about to stride on the path to love. At least you made an effort.
So how have you changed your approach to speaking with ladies you like?
Byron: I feel more confident now that I have some ideas on how to start a discussion instead of standing there speechless acting like I have a giant chew toy in my mouth. Also, I have learned how to listen more to what the ladies are saying. The pressure doesn’t always have to be on me to speak.
Toby: That is right. You have large ears so why not use them?
Byron: Exactly, mine work really well too.
Toby: I am very happy that you are doing so well socializing with the females and getting back to dating. I wish you continued luck.
Byron: Thanks Toby.
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