Year of the Dog (I) (2007)
Peggy: It's nice to have a word that can describe you. I've never had that before.
Peggy: If you all didn't think I was crazy, I'm sure you will now. How do I explain the things I've said and done? How do I explain the person I've become? I know I've disappointed everyone and I'm sorry for that. I wish I was a more articulate person. I believe life is magical. It is so precious. And there are so many kinds of life in this life. So many things to love. The love for a husband or a wife, a boyfriend or girlfriend. The love for children. The love for yourself. And even material things. This is my love. It is mine. And it fills me and defines me. And it compels me on.
Al: So, you ever been married?
Peggy: No. No... That I mean that I never, you know I guess I never... that... that... that never happened. But I think some people just aren't as... you know... I don't know. It's like that, I guess.
Layla: I believe that there is somebody on this planet for us all. Even retarded cripple people get married. You just have to be open. So maybe your dog died so your love life could live.
Peggy: I've always been disappointed by people. I've really only been able to count on my pets. I know it's pathetic, but...
Newt: Hey, it's not pathetic.
Peggy: But it's enough. It was enough last month and last week, and it'll be enough next week.
Layla: How are ever going to find a boyfriend if you keep shacking up with dogs?
Robin: I mean, I know it's a lot of money to you, but, I mean... but you don't have my degrees.
Peggy: So you were saying you had a dog who died when you were young?
Al: Tessie. I loved that dog. I had her since she was a puppy. We did everything together. She was my right-hand bitch... sorry, I mean in the dog way of being a bitch. Yeah, she died way too young. She was only six.
Peggy: How did she die?
Al: I shot her in Wyoming. You want some more wine?
Newt: ...and... well, we have a dog here who needs a home... and this dog, Valentine is his name... uh, has some behavioral issues and I just thought that maybe you might fall in love with him; it's a shot in the dark here, but I'm just desperate because I don't want to see him die... but no pressure.
Al: It can be a real addiction. You know, some people spend all kinds of money traveling the world just to find something to shoot that's new and hard to find, you know? Like leopards, rare birds, and they have tours in Africa and Asia and India... even endangered species. You know, so you can get one before they're all gone.
Peggy: I've always been disappointed by people. So... I've really only been able to count on my pets. I know it's pathetic, but...
Newt: Hey, it's not pathetic.
Peggy: ...but it's enough. It was enough last month and last week and it'll be enough next week, and... because of you, I've really been able to, acknowledge that part of my life in a deeper way, so... so thank you. And this just, you know, confirms what I already know, so...
Layla: I just don't want to come off like a paranoid nag too soon.
Peggy: So, Layla says you don't want to get a dog - doesn't fit into your lifestyle.
Don: I'm never home.
Peggy: Well, I think you should get a dog.
Peggy: Yeah. It teaches responsibility.
Don: Well, maybe I don't want to be responsible.
Peggy: Might keep you out of trouble.
Don: Yeah, how's that?
Peggy: I don't know. You're getting married... you could... you know, like go home and walk the dog instead of, I don't know... going to the mall and meeting other women - at Victoria's Secret, say?