CUT TO 1 INT. MINI-VAN -- DAY 1 Close-up on Marty's face as he drives the mini-van with great concentration. Fear is in his eyes. ASHLEY I am so proud of you, Marty. MARTY Really? PULL BACK to reveal GUS, an 80 pound full-grown goldendoodle in the back seat between the two kids. Savannah (AKA "Sonny" around Family), a pre-teen, very articulate, very smart girl, and Walt, her bushy headed little brother, and bane of her existence. ASHLEY You've never really fallen in love with a dog have you? ANGLE ON Ashley's lap as she holds and strokes, LUKE, the "pick of the litter" pup from this litter. They purchased both dogs. MARTY No, honestly, I haven't. ASHLEY There will not be a time in your life that you'll regret this, I promise... SAVANNAH & WALT Yeah Daddy, you'll see. 2 INT - LIVING ROOM - FUTURE 2 The doodles, Gus and Luke, chewing at the laundry room wall, eating through the dry-wall. 1a INT - MINI-VAN - PRESENT 1a ASHLEY (CONT'D) You have no idea how these dogs will make you feel, Marty. 4 INT - LIVING ROOM - FUTURE 4 ANGLE ON Marty napping on the couch. Full grown, 80 pound, Luke leaps from floor and lands on Marty's mid-section. Marty jack-knifes off the couch and rolls off the couch and out of frame with a thud. 1b INT - MINI-VAN - PRESENT 1b ASHLEY Their loyalty, their protection, they will be like guardian angels. 6 INT - BEDROOM - FUTURE 6 Gus sitting at the foot of the bed. ANGLE ON clock showing 5:45 a.m. Gus unleashes a single abrupt loud bark. Marty leaps up from bed. 1c INT - MINI-VAN - PRESENT 1c SAVANNAH Yeah, Dad, you will love them. We can teach them tricks and stuff. 8 EXT - BACKYARD - FUTURE 8 Marty and Gus outside. Marty throws a ball. Gus looks direction of the throw and then calmly sits on haunches, yawns, and then lays on his elbows and looks up at Marty while his snout touches the ground. Gus blinks a few times while staring at Marty. 1d INT - MINI-VAN - PRESENT 1d WALT And, Dad, since we got'd Gus when he was older, we won't have to teach him to potty outside. 10 INT - BEDROOM - FUTURE 10 Gus is seen facing away from camera with legs spread and in the piddle position. He looks back over his shoulder and stares Marty down as we hear the puddle filling the hardwood floor. PULL BACK reveal Marty in room with Gus in disbelief of the amount of liquid. WALT Daddy, why doesn't he lift his leg? Marty looking at Walt for one beat, looks out bedroom door and calls out. MARTY Ashley! 11 INT - LIVING ROOM - FUTURE 11 Ashley holding Gus from behind from under his front legs as he stands on his hind legs. Seen from behind, Gus is urinating up over the height of his head like a fountain. Ashley attempts to get him to move toward the door as if waltzing with him. SAVANNAH & WALT Daddy, Daddy, come quick, Mommy's doing the Doodle Fountain again. 12 INT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT - Christmas Time 12 Ashley and Marty posing for picture in front of the Christmas tree. Gus walks over and lifts his leg on the Christmas Tree. SAVANNAH & WALT Daddy, look, he lifted his leg! 1e INT - MINI-VAN - PRESENT 1e MARTY Won't have to potty train eh? ASHLEY And I read that they are not picky on what they eat, which will make the dog-food cheaper. 14 INT - LIVING ROOM - FUTURE 14 ANGLE ON GUS. MARTY (O.S.) Honey! Have you seen my Police Greatest Hits? Gus on ground, crunches into a CD-Rom. Particles of the CD Rom spray everywhere as crunching sounds are heard. Gus tears into CD-Rom outer case and paper. Picture of Sting can been seen as the mangling begins. 15 INT - KITCHEN 15 Luke fully swoops a sock in his mouth, swallows, coughs, then burps. 16 INT - LIVING ROOM 16 Marty on couch watching television. ANGLE TO Gus trotting by happily with tail wagging with red panties hanging out of mouth. Marty jumps up remembering- DISSOLVE TO: 17 INT - RESTAURANT - PAST 17 Valentine's Day dinner last year. Ashley opens her present. Nice red lingerie. She holds up the same red panties. SMASH CUT TO: 18 EXT - BACKYARD - DAY 18 Gus chomping and swallowing panties as Marty chases him. SMASH CUT TO: 18a EXT - BACKYARD - DUSK 18a Marty looking out back-door at Gus in yard struggling to do number 2. SMASH CUT TO: 18b EXT - BACKYARD - MINUTES LATER 18b Marty hustling to get fresh dropping left by Gus. Puts rubber gloves on and picks up by the edge of the red panties and carries toward Deck. SMASH CUT TO: 18c EXT - BACKYARD - MORNING 18c Marty seen with power washer standing on deck shooting water onto the deck. ANGLE ON Red Panties in the shape of a crinkled up banana on deck being hit with power washer. Ashley looking on holding trash can. Marty presents and offers 'cleaned' panties. Ashley motions towards trash can. MARTY Exile? But they were a gift? ASHLEY Sorry, those have made the journey. 1f INT - MINI-VAN - PRESENT 1f ASHLEY And Marty, they say that if you buy the right dog, that THAT dog will be able to understand and actually empathize with you. You know? Feel what you are feeling. 20 INT - BATHROOM - FUTURE 20 Gus trots to Marty while Marty is sitting on the toilet. Gus and Marty exchange face to face snuggles and Marty scratches GUS under the ears. MARTY Hmm...I might like that, for sure. FADE OUT.