When my mother called yesterday morning (Saturday) I told her about the dating tips idea. She didn't think it was as funny as I did. I also made a comment about how one of the myriad reasons that Gene and I get along so well is that we're both only children.
"Oh, Catherine," she said. "You're not an only child."
"Mom," I said, "Baille's our dog."
This argument never convinces her. However, I would like to state for the record that if dogs really do count as siblings, then we have to somehow come to terms with the fact that she put my last sister to sleep.