The beast was crawling across the floor. A 22 pound, 20 inches long whirling dirvish. He could barely manage to keep his eyes open, let alone keep up with the wild creature tearing up the house. He couldn't remember how it had come to this. | He opened his phone to see 3 unread text messages. Groggily, he navigated to them. "Having a great time!" "Thanks for agreeing to babysit." "Be home late. ETA 12:30. Holding up ok?" He typed in "no" and hovered his thumb over the send button.