From my WIP, just after a fight with some vampires. Mika is a kitten, Doc is a Border Collie. Mika is trying to learn the Border Collie Eye so she can control vampires like Doc does.
“Great job, Doc! I totally had that vampire for a minute before I lost my focus. That Eye is hard.”
“You’ll get there, Mika. Good job.”
“I never thought I’d say this, but I want a bath.” Mika wrinkled her lips in disgust at the gore that covered her.
Woofing laughter, I nodded. “You need one.”
She glared at me, but didn’t pounce me this time, for which I was grateful. I didn’t want a bath, and so far I didn’t need one.