"My grandfather would pet the dog, and, in a voice that made him sound like some kind of children's program puppet, he would say: "You're a dog! You're a dog! Where are you? You're a dog!" [..] After a few hours of this, I said, " Jesus, Grandpa, I get it, he's a dog", not knowing that, just a few years later, I would be reminding every dog I met on the street that it was a dog, and asking it where it was."
- Tea Obreht, The Tiger's Wife