(bends over to pet dog)
Sam is worried about the Christmas shopping. He’s afraid there may not be Christmas presents.
(to the dog, in goofy voice) Aren’t you, Sam? But don’t you worry, there will be lots of presents, I promise.
Dog: (Looks at her with big brown eyes holding the same expression they always do.)
She: (continues in goofy voice) Sam is worried because he heard that Santa Paws may not be coming. He heard there’s a strike of the Reindeer’s Guild. Didn’t you, Sam?
He: So it might be called on account of reindeer?
Dog: (sighs and lays his head down)