First he said, "Vous ne passerez pas!"
As if Marley speaking French weren't astounding enough, his next utterance really made me take notice:
He wants to learn how to true wheels. Now, why he would want to learn that, I'll never know. But how can I say "no" to a face like his?
First he is learning how to check side-to side-trueness. He's very polite: He said, "I see wobbles" and not "That thing's wiggling like your belly!"
Now he is checking vertical trueness. There are no "hips" or "hops" in the wheels, he reported. I explained that the wheel has a different kind of rhythm. He understands rhythm very well!'
"What's that thing hanging off the center of the wheel?"
"You mean the hub?"
"So that's what it's called?"
Now he's taking another look. He sees how the wheel is more rideable than it was a few minutes earlier. Of course, he'll never experience that rideability for himself--unless, of course, I put him in a basket or carrier.
Marley is definitely curious.
Max, on the other hand, couldn't care less.