At 6am, while my sweet mistress is still fast asleep, China has already been bustling for hours. And so have I – two different dates with the lovely collie ladies of the shikumen >石库门 across the street, an early breakfast stolen from the nearby hole-in-the-wallís cook and finally, my usual sunrise-napÖ So what remains there to do until 8am? She never gets up any earlier, these ignorant humans donít even realize what a waste of precious time this silly sleeping is!
I can bark and lick and pee on the carpet and chew my way through her favorite
red dancing shoes as much as I want – but what good is it? My dawgs tell
me Iíve got to be even more ferocious, but thatís impossible to imagine!
Nonetheless, Iím the boss and she will respect that. I will make my point,
grind my teeth and mark my territory, once and for all. [Katharina Droste]