Fin: Mom, please take a seat. Now, as is traditional, I will sit on you during your review.
Mom: Fin, can you get your tail out of my face?
Fin: I'm just settling in... now, during your last review, I was a little worried I was gonna have to let you go.
Fin: Well circumstances have changed, and I'm happy to report that I've decided to keep you on. I know it's a tough economy. I see you've really been trying over the last year and even though there are, em, areas of improvement, overall I'm pleased.
Mom: Well thanks sweetie, I'm glad you're pleased. You know I worked really hard getting your book published. Wait, areas of improvement?
Fin: Yes. I'd like to see you spend more time marketing, blogging, commenting, snuggling, supervising my porch time, feeding me, and of course starting to write our next book.
Mom: Wow. You know that's a lot of time, and I still have my regular job too.
Fin: Yeah I've been thinking about that and it seems like a real stressful time waster. I'd like to see you dump it so you can focus more on me.
Mom: Well, I'd love that too, but they pay me and you, not so much. That money keeps us in litter and kibble. So I think it's gonna have to stay in the line up.
Fin: Well alright then, let's put a pin in that for now. Let's keep up the good work. You know, if you provide neck scritches during your next review, you may even get a bonus.