Word Count: 915
Link to Story: http://archiveofourown.org/works/64878
Here's another story that has made my Monday morning tolerable, even enjoyable. Penny decides to buy a pet. Hilarity ensues, featuring some very well-written ensemble dialogue, always a weakness for me.
"Well, I can't get a cat or a dog because it's against building policy or something, but the landlord said if it was in a cage it was okay," Penny explained to the very bored looking salesgirl. "And, you know, I'm from Nebraska and I always had dogs and cats growing up, so I'm just getting kind of, I don't know, lonely without a cute little face to come home to."
"Warm-blooded mammals are that way," the girl droned, pointing to the other end of the store, "fish to the left, reptiles and invertebrates to the right."
"Snakes and bugs?" Penny said. "Ew."
"I'm sure they feel the same way about you," the girl drawled, going back to stacking paw-shaped containers of doggie treats in a pyramid.
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