Summer Daze ( 2 of 2 )
The WOMAN yells out “LITTLE CUTIE.” A huge rottweiler plods
into the room.
LITTLE CUTIE doesn't like bullies,
do you LITTLE CUTIE...
LITTLE CUTIE growls. His head is the size of...the man begins
backing up toward the door.
I'll call you in a half-hour.
LITTLE CUTIE hates bad language.
BOBBY DAZE, now at the door, pulls a lock-blade knife from
his back pocket and opens it.
That dog tries to bite me and I'll
The dog growls louder and approaches him.
I mean it!
The door locked automatically when
we came in here. You need a key
(she holds up the key) to open it.
So you said you chain your dog, and
you don't feed him much most of the
time...he is skinny, and you would
not believe how much food he ate
once he was brought in here. He has
fleas. Sores. I'd bet my wide bottom
dollar he has worms. I've invented a
system to turn bad pet owners into
The WOMAN points at an empty cage, about four feet by four
You're crazy, lady! You're crazy!
BOBBY DAZE keeps both eyes on the rottweiler and pulls and
pushes on the door right behind him. It is a steel door.
It will not open.
Get in. Just for a bit. Nothing
like what you've put your dog through,
of course. Just a taste of the life
you make him live every single day.
Call it...a crash course in pet owner
I'm not ****ing getting in that cage,
you crazy bitch!
Drop the knife.
BOBBY DAZE shakes his head. He is crying now.
LITTLE CUTIE begins barking and lunges at him. He drops the
Cage, LITTLE CUTIE. Cage.
LITTLE CUTIE jumps up to grab BOBBY DAZE by the shoulder but
he leaps into the safety of the cage and shuts the door.
She removes a padlock and places it on the door. She goes
to a knee.
You see the chain behind you...place
the collar around your neck and close
the small padlock.
You should be in an insane asylum!
The woman pulls a can of pepper spray from its small holster
on her belt.
Do you know what this is?
Wipes his eyes and nose on his sleeve.
He draws back from what is in her
Yes. Pepper spray. And I will spray
you if you don't place the collar
around your neck and lock it.
The WOMAN goes to a sink and fills a dirty bowl with water.
Then she empties a can of dogfood into another dirty bowl.
She opens a very small gate where the bowls barely fit through
into the cage.
This is your food and water for the
next three days.
You're dead, lady! You're dead!
Oh bark all you want to. Nobody can
hear you, anyway.
The woman turns on light switches. BOBBY DAZE squints with
all of the bright lights on. He sees movements in large
cages all around him. Naked people with collars and chains
around their necks are in the cages. They look like they
would eat him, if given the chance. One man with white hair
and no teeth asks if he will throw some of his food through
his cage into his cage. BOBBY DAZE turns back to the woman.
She smiles at him. The WOMAN walks toward DOG DAZE's cage.
Come here, sugar.
The dog walks out of the cage on wobbly legs.
That mean man won't hurt you anymore.
I won't let him.
Then she unlocks the cages of his friends. The BIG STRANGE-
LOOKING DOG pees on BOBBY DAZE's cage, soaking him. Then
TERRIER lifts his leg and tries to do the same.
WOMAN unlocks the steel door, steps into the hall, and before
the door closes and BOBBY DAZE hears it lock, she turns off
all the lights. It is pitch black.
BOBBY DAZE screams. The others scream with him. They sound
like dogs in a kennel. DOG pants.
After a few moments, the door opens and the lights come back
on. BOBBY DAZE stops screaming and squints. DOG is at his
cage, pawing at the door of it.
I speak dog, you know, as well as
cat, and I am learning horse. Your
dog feels sorry for you and wants me
to release you into his care. You
will take good care of him now, won't
BOBBY DAZE nods. He looks around. The human cages are now