Marcy catches Cynthia watching a video with a talking guinea pig.
Marcy (accusing): What are you doing?!
Cynthia hastily slams her computer shut.
Cynthia (shrugging): Nothing. Nothing at all.
Marcy: You were watching that guinea pig video again. The one that promotes getting a friend for your pet.
Marcy: So I don’t want another pet. I hate pets. There are too many pets around here as it is.
Cynthia: You are so unsocial, Marcy. It’s highly unusual. Most animals need a friend. And Pets Add Life comes up with the most adorable videos promoting pet adoption. C’mon! Watch it with me.
Marcy and Cynthia watch the goofy and sweet guinea pig interview.
Marcy gets wide-eyed and starts drooling.
Marcy: I’ve changed my mind.
Cynthia: Ah ha!
Marcy (licking her chops): I want him for a pet.
*About PAL – In their own words.
“Pets Add Life is a non-profit campaign established by the American Pet Products Association. The mission of PAL is to increase awareness of the bonds and other rewards associated with pets of all types. Through primarily social media, PAL encourages pet adoption, responsible pet ownership and multiple pet adoptions. Ultimately, the purpose of PAL is to spread the joys that come with pet ownership.”