can I have a word?
| "morgan!" barked cowboy bob coming over to him. " morgan!. you are meant to be brushing the dogs, not stroking them!. even andrew is doing a better job than you are. put rambo down, and brush those dogs."
" excuse me?" jennifer was shocked. " andrew might be getting more stuck in than morgan, but morgan is making great progress here. why, today he even asked a direct question."
" la la la" mumbled cowboy bob as he continued down the line praising some of the work, and shouting at others.
at the end of the day bob spoke up.
" you all did great," he said, glaring in jennifer's direction. " now let's go back inside and get ourselves ready for dinner."
as jennifer wheeled morgan inside, bob stopped her.
" jenifer, I'd like a word with you" bob said, and before she had a chance to respond, guided her and morgan in to his private office.
" jennifer" he started, " I'm not sure if this ranch is going to work for morgan. I mean we're 2 days in and all hee's done is stroke the animals. he's not done any work at all."
jennifer looked calmly at bob and replied, " morgan is special. he's making really good progress, and I think as long as we allow him to stroke the animals, he'll be fine. eventually, we can start him on other things."
bob shook his head.
" this ranch," he said, " is a place for people to come and work at getting their lives back on track. all morgan is doing is stroking a cat. he's not working at all."
" um, and a dog" said jennifer.
" right, and a dog" said bob.
morgan started to get irritated
jennifer reached her hand down to pat his.
" not long," she said. " not long until we can go back and get ready for dinner."
she turned back to bob.
" you need to give him a fair chance" she said. " what kind of progress do you expect from an adult in just 2 days?"
bob shook his head.
" I don't think he should be here" he said. " the others are way ahead of morgan in terms of wanting to move forward."
" I want to b here," morgan announced. " I want to stroke the cat, and I want to walk rambo."
" you see?" jennifer said. " he spoke again."
" about blasted animals" bob said. " get him focussing on other things, or he's out."
bob foldded his arms.
" anyway, I suppose you better be getting back" he said. " you'll miss dinner."
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