Adam and I were walking with Wendell a few days ago when a big dog approached. Wendell, as is his wont, began growling. The fur on the back of his neck bristled like a little spotted Mohawk.
"Wendell!" said Adam. "Calm down!
"We continued walking. The big dog was still heading our way. Wendell started growling even louder.
"Wendell!" said Adam. "Take it easy!"
The big dog got even closer. Wendell was growling and quivering and obviously dying to see if the big dog wanted to take it outside.
"WENDELL!" yelled Adam. "INCREASE THE PEACE!"
So I, of course, cracked up. And Wendell stopped growling -- probably because he was so startled by Adam yelling and me laughing. The big dog sailed serenely by, and we continued on our way.
Note: I'm bored at work with another hour to go until my next class.