those beautiful monster dogs.

The 1st message on our
answering machine is from
my mother-in-law.

She’s talking about how
she has been traumatized by
a dog she just saw—
a Brussels Griffon.

“It’s got a monkey’s head,
but a dog’s body.
A monkey’s head!”

There’s a few moments
during the message that
I think she’s kidding.

But her voice, at the end
of the message, is coated
in worry & anxiety about this
weird animal from
Dr. Moreau’s laboratory.

I’ve saved this message
for weeks now &
I listen to it often when
I’m feeling down.