Who’s The Daddy

Jenny bounced in, smiling. “Daddy! Look! He followed me home. Can we keep him?”

I studied the bedraggled creature behind her. “But it might belong to someone else.”

“No, there’s no collar.”

“I’ve had problems with that kind before.”

“But he’s soooo cute.”

“If I agree, you must feed it. Clean up after it. Take it for walks. Promise?”

“I promise. And guess what? He speaks.” Jenny turned to the stray. “Say something.”

“Ex-ter-min-ate! Ex-ter-min-ate!”

My entry in the 2020 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Domestic/exotic pets
Genre: Science Fiction.